Brazilian Federal Police on Tuesday arrested a top Facebook executive after the company failed to turn over client data in a drug trafficing case. Police arrested Diego Dzodan, Facebook Vice President for Latin America, in São Paulo. Dzodan was arrested after Facebook failed to provide customer data to police in a case involving alleged drug violations by the Facebook customers. Police said the customers used Facebook accounts and other applications owned by Facebook to exchange drug dealing information. Facebook had no immediate comment on the arrest. In similar cases in the past, Facebook has told Brazilian authorities it is unable to provide client information because of customer privacy policies and, in many cases, technical reasons.
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