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India suggests WhatsApp attaches alphanumeric hash to messages to achieve traceability

By Phoebe Seers
  • 24 Mar 2021 04:18
  • 24 Mar 2021 04:18
The Indian government has suggested that WhatsApp could assign an alphanumeric hash to each message so as to be able to comply with a new requirement that each message should be traceable back to its originator, or the first person who created it. 

The hash travels with the message and in case of

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Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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