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Italian Labor Courts Admit “WhatsApp” Dismissals
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • Italy
  • October 30 2017

The Italian Labor Court of Catania (the “Sicilian Court”), with its recent decision of 27 June 2017, ruled for the first time in Italy that employers

Facing the music abroad but not at home
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, European Union
  • June 6 2017

On 18 May 2017, the European Commission fined Facebook 110 million for two counts of providing misleading information to the Commission in its merger

Automatic linking of Facebook and WhatsApp accounts: how did this become a competition law issue (worth EUR 110 million)?
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • May 30 2017

WhatsApp's decision of August 2016 to change its privacy policy and to link data from its accounts with data from Facebook accounts has already drawn

Encrypted Messaging Apps Create New Data Privacy Headaches for Employers
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • April 10 2017

Businesses have largely benefitted from the proliferation of mobile devices and text messaging apps that facilitate quick, round-the-clock

India's top court asks WhatsApp, Facebook to please explain over privacy policy
  • K&L Gates
  • India
  • January 23 2017

A petition to challenge messenger service WhatsApp's privacy policy in India is gaining momentum, with the Supreme Court this week issuing notices to

EU & Competition Law Review - 21 December 2016
  • Roschier, Attorneys Ltd
  • Sweden, European Union
  • December 21 2016

On 20 December 2016, the European Commission ("Commission") sent a Statement of Objections to Facebook alleging the company provided incorrect or

Social media suspensions in Brazil
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • Brazil
  • October 18 2016

At the start of this month, October 2016, a judge from the electoral court in the south of Brazil ordered Facebook to suspend its services nationwide

Pokémon Go: Catching More Than Just Users
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

Since its release on July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go has unofficially become the most successful mobile app to date. Generating over 2 million dollars in

New Players - Old Rules? The Current Debate on the Regulation of OTT Services in the EU and Germany
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 2 2016

Digitization transformed the way of numerous services in the telecom sector. Internet-based Over The Top ("OTT") services, such as messaging or audio

WhatsApp Me, Maybe?
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Brazil
  • May 17 2016

WhatsApp Messenger is a popular instant messaging app that allows users to send text messages, pictures, voice notes and videos (among other things)