WhatsApp Help Center - What is traceability and why does WhatsApp oppose it?.
What is traceability and why does WhatsApp oppose it? -
Some governments are seeking to force technology companies to find out who sent a particular message on private messaging services. This concept is called “traceability.”
Technology and privacy experts have determined that traceability breaks end-to-end encryption and would severely undermine the privacy of billions of people who communicate digitally. Reasonable and proportionate regulations for an increasingly digital world are important, but eroding privacy for everyone, violating human rights, and putting innocent people at risk is not the solution. WhatsApp is committed to doing all we can to protect the privacy of people’s personal messages, which is why we join others in opposing traceability.
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