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Cabinet policy obliges ministers to delete WhatsApp messages

10 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Legal challenge launched after use of self-destructing messages raises concerns over avoidance of scrutiny Ministers and civil servants are required by policy to set instant messaging chats to delete automatically, it has been revealed, as a judicial review over the government's use of self-destructing messages was given the go-ahead. The not-profit organisation the Citizens says the use of disappearing messages, which has been described as “ government by WhatsApp ”, violates British law on public records and freedom of information. Use for government business of instant messaging...
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