WhatsApp is used daily by millions of users where the company emphasizes on the privacy and security of their data. However, after the release of WhatsApp chat for Deepika Padukone and many other celebrities in public, related to the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death cases and the Drug case, speculation has been made that WhatsApp is providing third party access to the users chat and does not secure the user’s data as mentioned.
Replying to this situation, WhatsApp has clearly stated that its messages are protected and no third party can access them. The issue actually came into the public eye after the Narcotics Control Bureau managed to access old messages during its investigation into the Bollywood drug angle, an offshoot of the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Based on the past WhatsApp chats of many celebrities and Jaya Saha, the Narcotics Control Bureau was able to summon a lot of people and also exposed their connection with the Drug Mafia.
WhatsApp cleared that their end-to-end encryption does not allow even them to read any message that you send to different users. Also, the company encourages people to use security measures like strong passwords or biometric IDs to prevent third parties from accessing content stored on the device. The company has made it clear that it has not provided any information about its users and it still remains as protected as it was before. However, they have no control over someone getting access to the mobile device and getting access to all the past messages.