Information shared on WhatsApp is regulated, and may be visible, too, if you’re in banking.
“U.K. Fines Ex-Banker For Boasting on App,” The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2017 B10. A managing director used WhatsApp to share confidential deal information with his buds. The managing director resigned and was fined £37,198. The company had discovered the messages when searching the former employee’s phone on another matter. [Messages on WhatsApp normally can’t be seen by government investigators because of end-to-end encryption; you need access to the device and the password – see the recent terrorist attack in London.]
- Managing Directors don’t follow policies
- Companies do well when they report transgressions to the authorities.
- People get fired for this stuff