FACEBOOK Senior Executive Jailed
The Senior Facebook executive, Diego Dzodan who has been recently released from a Brazilian jail because of a disputed court order demanding for the data from the corporate’s WhatsApp messaging service in order to carry out the confidential drug trafficking investigation speaks recently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) located in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 5, 2016.
The Facebook executive who has spent about twenty four hours in a Brazilian jail this week has said that the authorities treated him with respect & that this incident will not at all slow down the company’s expansion in Brazil.
Diego Dzodan who is a Facebook vice president based in São Paulo was jailed on Tuesday due to a dispute over the law enforcement which demanded for data from the company’s encrypted WhatsApp messaging service for utilizing in a secret drug trafficking investigation.
The person was released on Wednesday after the appeals judge overturned the court order to arrest him. “I was treated with a lot of respect,” Dzodan has said at a Saturday conference on the Latin American business trends which was organized by the students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.
He has said that Facebook has no access on the data which travels over its secure WhatsApp messaging service, producing a compliance with the request from the Brazilian officials impossible. He has said that “The way this information is encrypted from one mobile to another, there is no data stored which could be handed over to the authorities”.
These remarks have come during a Q&A session after a half hour talk took place on Facebook’s approach to innovation. He has also said that his detention will not affect the Silicon Valley company’s plans for the Brazilian market. He said that they are extremely committed to the Brazil as it is a huge market which really likes Facebook.
They are extremely focused on the long term. The Brazil’s law enforcement officials have said very less about the demand for data from the messaging service which was acquired by Facebook in 2014.
The Facebook spokesman on has said on Wednesday that the company is pleased that Dzodan has been released describing his detention as ‘an extreme, disproportionate measure.’
This incident came as technology companies face a lot of pressure from the governments around the world seeking their help to eavesdrop on users & the censor data. The Apple Inc & U.S. law enforcement officials are in a standoff over the unlocking of the iPhone of the shooter who killed many people in the San Bernardino, California, attacks.