Tracing chats to first originator will break encryption, user privacy: WhatsApp
Fingerprinting is a method that is known to be successful for tracing messages. However, security experts have warned that there’s no way to do this for just the offending users, and platforms will have to implement it for everyone, thereby breaking the fundamental norms of end-to-end encryption
NEW DELHI: Instant messaging giant, WhatsApp, has said that trying to trace chats to their first originator would require the platform to break end-to-end encryption for everyone. The company, which reportedly sued the Indian government on Tuesday seeking to block the new Intermediary Rules from going into effect, said it still hopes to continue working with the government to find “practical solutions" for keeping people safe.