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

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(This Dec. 1 story has been corrected to fix Nicole Argentieri’s title in paragraph 2)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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 Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicole Argentieri.

(Reporting by Chris Prentice)

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