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Can Government Now Access Your Messages On Signal And WhatsApp?

Moneycontrol | 26/02/2021 10:56 PM | Click to read full article

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad clarified that the government is not asking for the encryption to be compromised but only wants the social media intermediary to share who the originator is.

If WhatsApp wants to identify the originator, technically it can gather information from its metadata without breaking encryption.So technically, MeitY wrote the draft rules, had notified it and will issue the order for tracing the originator.