How easy is it for the police to access the encrypted chat of WhatsApp?

How easy is it for the police to access the encrypted chat of WhatsApp?

After the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, an investigation was started against his girlfriend Riya Chakraborty on the issue of drug use.

The Bureau of Narcotics Control is now looking into the possibility of a suicide investigation into drug abuse. Meanwhile, Bollywood's A-list actress Deepika Padukone is also using cannabis like hash and weed, according to her WhatsApp message.

As the news came out, people began to question how easy it was for agencies to access our WhatsApp messages.

We have made it clear that we will provide end-to-end encrypted messaging services with privacy in mind.

How did Deepika Padukone's chat get leaked?

After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, it was revealed that many Bollywood actors were using drugs. The link was with Sushant Singh Rajput's former talent manager Jaya Shah.

Jaya Shah was also investigated in the ongoing investigation after Sushant's death. At the same time, the bureau had access to his phone.

Then the bureau spotted a group chat on her WhatsApp in which Deepika Padukone, her manager was also involved. They were talking about the process of getting a hash.

How to get rid of WhatsApp chat?

When a body investigates a phone, they have some tools that allow them to access the locked phone.

When access is found inside a phone, the entire device can be cloned (duplicated). But this copy is completely digital. Such clones store app data recorded from the beginning on the phone and data such as WhatsApp chats, call logs, text.

If you're thinking of e-to-e-encryption, WhatsApp stores chat data in the phone's memory and syncs chats to the cloud.

Researchers can access the chat by cloning the phone. Also, if it is enabled to sync in the cloud, you can retrieve the deleted message and bring it as proof.

Even if your data is not on the phone but in the cloud, you can easily access all your backup chats by getting access from the phone clone.

What happens to deleted data?

You can be sure that all data has been deleted from your phone. Your phone's deleted files can be retrieved using the forensic tool.

Software with these agencies can recover deleted files from the first time the phone is booted. But if the phone is physically disabled from working, they will not be able to access it at that time.

Who has the right to check WhatsApp chat?

Speaking of India, there are 10 such central institutions, which are empowered by the Information Technology Act to search everything inside the user's phone.