WhatsApp rejects UK’s request to lower security
UK government pledged to support the development of tools which could detect illegal pictures within or around an E2EE environment, while respecting user privacy. But WhatsApp criticised Government plans to detect child sex-abuse images include the possible scanning of private messages.
Experts have questioned whether it is possible to achieve – and most conclude client-side scanning is the only tangible option. But this destroys the fundamentals of E2EE, as messages would no longer be private.
Source: WhatsApp: We won’t lower security for any government – BBC News