Facebook and WhatsApp will share encrypted information with the UK police
According to a new treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, American social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted message with the British police.
It is reported that the agreement will force social media companies to share data in regard to investigations of serious crimes, such as terrorism and pedophilia.
Britain’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has previously warned that Facebook’s plans to allow users to send end-to-end encrypted messages will benefit criminals and call on social media companies to develop backdoors that enable intelligence agencies to access them. Message platform. As part of the agreement, Anglo-American has agreed not to investigate each other’s citizens.
Facebook said in statement, “We believe in the right for people to have a private conversation online. “End-to-end encryption helps protect that right and is fundamental to the value we provide to over a billion people every day. We oppose government attempts to build back doors because they would undermine the privacy and security of our users everywhere. We also respect the role law enforcement has in keeping people safe. 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.”