Almost 47 companies from around the world have raised their voice against the GCHQ plan to monitor the encrypted chat. These companies have signed an open letter in which the agency has condemned this step. Also requested to leave the scheme. This is because if the user’s encrypted chat is monitored, then their independence and civil rights protection can be disturbed. These 47 companies include companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp. These companies are strongly condemning this proposal.
According to a media report, the plan of this monitoring plan was published in November 2018 in a series of essays by two UK cyber security officers Ian Levi and Crispin Robinson. In this he gave an example suggesting that a third party participant in WhatsApp was also added. This third participant will always receive messages from the sender and the recipient of the message receiver. However, this method is supposed to be monitored by anyone.
However, all this is just the offer. GCHQ is not planning anything like this. At the same time, Ian Levy of the National Cyber Security Center, responding to the open letter, said that he welcomes the offer to companies. This is only the beginning of the conversation. He has said that we will get a conclusion by talking to all the parties.