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U.S. Justice Department weighing new guidance on messaging apps, clawback policies -official


A woman walks past the U.S. Department of Justice Building, in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo

The U.S. Justice Department’s criminal division is weighing issuing additional guidance for corporations on employees’ use of personal devices and third-party messaging applications, a top official said on Thursday.

The agency is also considering whether it needs to offer more guidance on how prosecutors weigh a company’s executive clawback policies in investigations into corporate misconduct, said Nicole Argentieri, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the agency’s criminal division.