Brazil jails Facebook executive for refusing to share WhatsApp data
Facebook has called the arrest of its Latin America vice president “extreme and disproportionate”. The action relates to the messaging service What’s App.
Diego Dzodan, an Argentine national, was detained after repeatedly refusing to comply with court orders to hand over data for use in a criminal investigation into drugs trafficking,
Judge Marcel Maia Montalvao has on two previous occasions issued fines against Facebook for refusing to release WhatsApp data.
The information, he said, was needed as part “secrete judicial investigations involving organised crime and drug trafficking”.