The meeting was on the dispute over traceability of messages in WhatApp. However, it remained unresolved.
Clegg offered to track WhatsApp communication activities of persons deemed “dubious or suspicious” by government agencies. However, Facebook will only do this for persons identified by the government from now on. The company also does not want to break end-to-end encryption, which is at the core of the traceability issue. He also said that instead of message content, Facebook could help with metadata. His discussion with Shah was around protecting end-to-end encryption as well as sharing different forms of signals in response to legal requests that can be helpful.
On data localisation, he said, it will create "balkanisation" of the internet and make it unlikely that the next Facebook or Google will come from India.