WhatsApp will not disable end-to-end encryption for UK law: Meta’s head of WhatsApp

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  • Meta’s head of chat app said WhatsApp would reject any requirements in the online safety measure that sought to outlaw end-to-end encryption.
  • Because of the 2016 investigatory powers act, the UK government already has the authority to request that encryption be turned off, but WhatsApp has never been given a formal judicial order to do so.