Regulatory Wrap Episode 13

Regulatory Wrap Episode 13: WhatsApp Challenges for the U.S. DOJ and U.K. MPs

In Regulatory Wrap for the week to November 10, 2023, Jennie Clarke unpicks the DoJ's expectations around corporate compliance and UK politics' WhatsApp problem

10 November 2023 2 mins read
By Jay Hampshire

In Regulatory Wrap for the week to November 10, 2023:

In this Regulatory Wrap, we go on the record about recordkeeping – exploring the DOJ’s expanding expectations around communications compliance for corporates, and find out what the deal is with U.K. politics and WhatsApp.


1. The DOJ has expanded its expectations around communications compliance and recordkeeping to include all corporates, not just financial firms

2. This focus is part of a wider shift towards prioritizing digital channels when it comes to compliant communications and recordkeeping

3. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 inquiry in the U.K. is centering around the use of WhatsApp by key government figures

4. Reviewing evidence has been made more challenging by MPs using WhatsApp without taking adequate steps to keep consistent records

5. With many MPs now using disappearing messages to communicate, will we see increased requirements around government recordkeeping – and will they follow them?

This Regulatory Wrap is brought to you by Global Relay’s Head of Content, Jennifer Clarke.

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