WhatsApp stated that its privacy system had nothing to do with messages from Indian authorities about a Bollywood drug trafficking case.
WhatsApp said on Thursday that its messages are protected and that no third party can access it, amid speculation in the case of several Bollywood actresses summoned by Indian anti-narcotics police to testify about their possible link to drug trafficking.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had access to messages sent via WhatsApp in 2017 involving actresses Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor in chats obtained over the phone from talent agent Jaya Saha
How NCB retrieved WhatsApp chats between Deepika Padukone and her manager. Keep in mind that these chats are from 2017. @dramadhikari writeshttps://t.co/HC7ATSOknV
– Dhanya Rajendran (@dhanyarajendran) September 24, 2020
Saha has been questioned in another drug case during an investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a 34-year-old actor who was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on June 14.
Saha, along with Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and other actresses were called for questioning by the NCB after WhatsApp messages were recovered from the phone of Sushant Rajput’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, who revealed conversations about the acquisition of drugs.
WhatsApp defends its security system
Facebook’s instant messaging company released a statement saying, “ WhatsApp protects your messages with end-to-end encryption, so only you and the person you are communicating with can read what is being sent and no one in it. medium has access. it, not even WhatsApp. “
“It’s important to remember that people sign up for WhatsApp with just a phone number and WhatsApp can’t access the content of your message,” said a company spokesperson.
“WhatsApp follows operating system manufacturers guidelines for storage on the device and we encourage people to take advantage of any security features that operating systems provide, such as strong passwords or biometric identifiers to prevent third parties from accessing content stored on the device, He added….