July 6, 2020 / 11:40 AM / a month ago

WhatsApp to pause processing law-enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong

July 6 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging service said on Monday it had “paused” processing law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong.

WhatsApp is “pausing” such reviews “pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law, including formal human rights due diligence and consultations with human rights experts,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri

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