WhatsApp & Facebook will have to share messages with U.K Police




According to reports, WhatsApp and Facebook will have to disclose encrypted messages with the United Kingdom Police under a new treaty between U.K and U.S.

The agreement will be signed next month, and it will compel both Facebook and WhatsApp to share information to support investigations into suspected terrorist, pedophiles and serious criminals.

The U.K's home secretary, Priti Patel, has warned that Facebook's plan to enable encrypted messages would benefit criminals and demand social media companies to develop '' back doors '' for intelligence agencies to have access to their messaging platforms.

“We oppose government attempts to build backdoors because they would undermine the privacy and security of our users everywhere,” 

Facebook said in a statement. “Government policies like the Cloud Act allow for companies to provide available information when we receive valid legal requests and do not require companies to build back doors.”

As a part of the deal, U.S and U.K have agreed to not investigate on each other's citizens.

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