Should Law Firms Use WhatsApp? Self-Destructing Messages & What Firms Need To Know

Helping law firms come to grips with self-destruct messaging

More and more individuals and corporate enterprises are using encrypted self-destruct messaging, also known as ephemeral messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Snapchat or Wickr. Ephemeral messaging is the transmission of encrypted messages that automatically or within a set period of time, disappear from the recipient’s device after the message has been viewed. These apps are no longer used just between friends, but are also being used within the corporate world to prevent IP leaks and confidential information from getting in the wrong hands.

In some cases, employees are using self-destruct messaging as a way of communicating between colleagues that goes under the radar of internal detection. Increasingly, companies are allowing the use of ephemeral messaging for incident response investigations…

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