Is Traceability a Privacy Concern? Dissecting the India-WhatsApp Feud

Earlier this year, India’s Ministry of Electronics & IT (MEITY) announced new guidelines for popular social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The new policy dictates, among other things, that the companies will be required to acknowledge and comply with India’s takedown requests of “unlawful, misinformation, and violent content within 24 hours.” India…