Access to encrypted data has been an issue for quite some time now. The European Commission said in a statement, that they want to propose new measures for the police to access data on internet messaging apps in June this year.
The European Commission wants to publish a draft law to ensure that online messaging services have privacy rules like those for texts and calls. This will have major impact on services like WhatsApp and Skype.
After the investigations carried out by Dutch and Canadian Data Protection Authorities, the Italian Data Protection Authority is also seeking from WhatsApp information on how they use the data of Italian subjects.