Tuesday March 01, 2016

Facebook Calls Detention In Brazil Over Whatsapp 'Extreme'

Refusing to help the government in the U.S. is one thing. Doing that in countries like Brazil will just get the vice president of your company arrested for failing to cooperate with court orders.

Facebook Inc called the detention of its vice president for Latin America on Tuesday an "extreme and disproportionate measure" stemming from a case in Brazil involving its messaging service Whatsapp, which operates separately from the Facebook platform. Earlier in the day police and court officials in Sergipe state announced the detention of Diego Dzodan in Sao Paulo state after the company failed to cooperate with judicial orders in a drug trafficking investigation.