DOJ Getting Tougher with Companies on Messaging App Evidence

The Justice Department will dig into the ability of companies to produce employee communications on encrypted messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp as part of criminal probes.

“During the investigation if a company has not produced communications from those third-party messaging applications, our prosecutors will not accept that representation purely at face value,” department Criminal Division chief Kenneth Polite said Friday in announcing a new policy.

Prosecutors will interrogate the ability of companies to access employee chats, including whether they’re stored on corporate devices or servers, Polite said at an American Bar Association conference in Miami. They will also consider how companies convey their messaging policies to employees and whether those policies are actually enforced.

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