Hirunews Logo
Vice+President+of+Facebook+in+Latin+America+arrested
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - 8:04
Vice President of Facebook in Latin America arrested
27,518

Views
Brazil Police arrested the vice president of Facebook in Latin America, when he refused to share WhatsApp data.

Diego Dzodan was thus arrested after he repeatedly refused to comply with court orders to hand over data for use in a criminal investigation into drugs trafficking, police said.

Judge Marcel Maia Montalvao had in two previous instances issued fines against Facebook for refusing to release WhatsApp data, reports say.

The information was needed as part "secrete judicial investigations involving organised crime and drug trafficking," he has said.

Meanwhile, in a statement Facebook called Mr Dzodan's arrest an "extreme and disproportionate measure" and "Facebook has always been and will be available to address any questions Brazilian authorities may have," it added.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
10 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
33,937 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
14,560 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
35,670 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,844 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
83,550 Views
Top