The American court began to use modern paperless technology to send subpoenas. It became known about a case when, instead of the traditional paper summons, a participant in the proceedings received a simple message in the WhatsApp messenger. Moreover, as confirmation of the receipt of an official document, the court accepted the usual notification of the messenger about the delivery and reading of the message.
“I was able to confirm that the package of documents and service messages were delivered to each respondent via WhatsApp“Investigator Thomas Moosters said in his sworn testimony in court this week. He also noted that the package of documents and service messages were reviewed by the defendants. This was established thanks to the fact that WhatsApp notifies about the delivery and reading of sent messages.
Curiously, the summons was delivered to the Saudi prince through a platform that he himself is believed to be actively using for dubious activities. In particular, he was previously accused of using WhatsApp to hack the smartphones of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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