In the Matter of Snapchat, Inc. #00024

Submission Number:
New Jersey
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Snapchat, Inc.
Matter Number:

132 3078

Snapchat has allowed itself access to private information by misrepresenting itself. In the simplest form, this is theft. Essentially snapchat presented a "trojan horse" like approach where it informed its users of one thing and did something totally different. Information was taken that snapchat did not ask permission for taking. This is theft. The remedy here needs to be severe. Maximum penalty allowed under the law, inclusive of the officers of the company. As snapchat does not offer critical services to society, putting this theft producing parasite of a company out of business is not an issue. Officers running this parasite should also be taken to court of law and stiffest penalties need to be applied. Theft is theft.