WhatsApp conversations are documentary evidences in Italy

According to the Article 234 Civil Procedure Code, traditional messages stored into telephone memory and WhatsApp conversations are considered as documentary evidences under the scope of Italian Procedural Law. Therefore, WhatsApp conversation do not fall under the same regime of telephone and environmental interceptions or personal correspondence such as emails, letters, et cetera. This principle […]

Have you been Whatsapp stalked? Italian Courts confirm stalker’s conviction

The Italian Cassation Court sentence N. 47283/2019 declared inadmissible defendant’s appeal against his conviction for sexual violence and persecutory conducts. In such context, the Court has confirmed that Whatsapp messages constitute evidences that shall be freely interpreted by judges.   The Court of Appeal confirms first instance judgement by declaring defendant’s liability for sexual violence […]