Thanks for the comment and the blogpost Paul. I can’t speak for the other organisations, but WhatsApp’s data retention policies didn’t come up within the scope of EJC’s role in the initiative. We were focused on practical security measures on Facebook.
One of the aims of this partnership is of course to have a more open conversation about the safety and concerns of journalists using digital platforms. Government data demands, data retention policies and content removal requests are definitely an important part of that.