Facebook Funds for Not Complying with Court Orders

Facebook Funds for Not Complying with Court Orders

Facebook Funds for Not Complying with Court Orders, Facebook’s legal war with the government of Brazil  looks as it never ends.

Cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp has owned by Facebook. WhatsApp has already been blocked nearly 3 times since December in Brazil  for failing to comply with the court order by asking the company for accessing WhatsApp data under the investigation of criminals.

On concord, the tougher step has been taken by the Brazilian government.

Brazilian government

The Brazilian state of Amazon told the court froze 38 Million real in the US $11.7 Million of funds held in the Facebook’s bank account, Reuters reports by the public federal prosecutor on Wednesday.

The prosecutor said told that the decision to freeze Facebook funds made after the social media giant failed to comply with the court order for handing over data of WhatsApp users those are under criminal investigation.

As WhatsApp communications are the end to end encrypted, an even company wouldn’t be able to access the message exchanged between users.

The Facebook representatives were not immediately available for comment on the recent decision by the court of Brazil.

In Brazil, When WhatsApp was blackout previously, then a WhatsApp spokesman told a statement :

“In recent months, people from all across Brazil have rejected judicial blocks of services such as WhatsApp. Indiscriminate steps such as these threaten people’s ability to communicate, to run their businesses, and to live their lives. As we have said in the past, we can’t share information we don’t have access to.”

The court case has been long running now  between the Brazilian government and Facebook.

Brazilian government and Facebook

Previously, the court has banned WhatsApp for three days, but last week the most recent  ban came when Brazillian judge Daniela Barbosa ordered the telecom operators to shut down WhatsApp nationwide. After a few hours later, Brazil’s supreme court suspended the ruling.

In March, Judge Marcel Maia Montalvão of Sergipe

Marcel Maia Montalvão of Sergipe

The state made an order for the incarceration of a Facebook executive for not to turn over data from a WhatsApp account tied investigation for the drug trafficking.

Diego Jorge Dzodan the Vice President of Facebook was arrested on his way to work in São Paulo as well as jailed but subsequently released the next day.


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