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DOJ’s Policy on Messaging Apps


3/25/19:  Messaging apps that transmit communications and then self-destruct those same communications are popular, partly because they leave no record. From a business perspective, the technology can be trouble since it fails to retain information that may be necessary, whether for business or for legal and compliance reasons...

A post on The FCPA Blog by Nate Langford and Dawn E. Murphy-Johnson explains the challenges facing companies because of the apps and DOJ’s policy toward their use. It’s a timely explanation. According to the authors, “On March 8, 2019 -- roughly fifteen months after initially issuing the policy in its original form -- the DOJ updated the relevant provision regarding messaging apps to refine its stance...

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DOJ’s Policy on Messaging Apps

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