UK ministers warned to stop WhatsApp leaving over Online Safety Bill

08/05/2023 | The Guardian

Without changes to the Online Safety Bill that would empower Ofcom to enforce proactive scanning of private messages on end-to-end encrypted communication services, government ministers are being warned WhatsApp (and others) could shut down their services in the UK to protect the 98% of its services' users in the rest of the world. In a related post, Politico reports on the fallout the UK government will face if encrypted messaging apps leave the UK. 

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