A controversy involving Instagram caused a turnaround in the trial of French singer Johnny Hallyday's inheritance lawsuit last Tuesday (29). This is because, using the photos posted by the rocker on the social network, the children of the first marriages of the star, David Hallyday and Laura Smet, managed to defeat the living of their father, Laeticia Hallyday, and gained the right to share the millionaire heir left by him. according to The New York Times.
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Hallyday was 74 years old when he died of a lung cancer in 2017. The singer left two wills in a vault and in one of them named his wife the sole heir to a fortune valued at tens of millions of dollars. It turns out that French law proves that children are excluded from their parents' inheritance. To gain access to the goods, David and Laura had to prove that their father spent most of his life in France and the United States, as Laeticia claimed.
Photos shared on Instagram served as evidence in court battle for Johnny Hallyday's inheritance Photo: Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo
For five years, the singer posted on his Instagram professional and personal photos, showing fans a bit of his routine. Based on his father's profile, David set up a chart of the places he and his stepmother frequented between 2012 and 2017. The survey showed that in 2015, for example, the couple spent 151 days in France. In 2016, there were 168 days. In short, Johnny Hallyday remained uninterrupted for eight months in the country.
Already alive claimed that the star settled in Los Angeles in the year 2007 and won a green card in 2014. She also said that her husband was an Elvis Presley fan and a lover of American culture. In the dispute, the court accepted the arguments put forward by the defense of David and Laura and considered that children should have inherited access left by their father. Laeticia, however, plans to appeal the decision ordering the copyright sharing of over 1,000 music and property in France, the French island of St. Barthlmy, the Caribbean and California.
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With the popularity of social networks, there are not rarely controversial cases involving users. Recall some that marked and gained repercussion in Brazil and worldwide.
Besides Instagram, other social networks have been at the center of polemics Photo: Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo
WhatsApp Blocking in 2016
In 2016, WhatsApp went down for 24 hours as determined by the Justice of Sergipe. The blockade happened because the company refused to break the confidentiality of users, not providing useful information for a criminal investigation. In 2015, the app had already been 48 hours without working in Brazil also due to problems with justice, based on the Internet Civil Marco.
Facebook Vice President in Latin America Prison
Also in 2016, Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Jorge Dzodan was arrested. Subsequently, the Federal Court filed a lawsuit against the Argentine for disobeying a court order after the company continued to refuse to open WhatsApp user data to the Federal Police.
Message Forwarding Limit
The large amount of fake news shared on WhatsApp caused more than 20 deaths and numerous episodes of aggression in India, where more than 200 million people used the app in 2018. As a result, the company limited the number of content sharing on WhatsApp. from 20 to 5 people.
In 2018, data from about 50 million Facebook users leaked to political marketing company Cambrigde Analytica. The information was collected illegally after a revealing number of people received money to answer a survey and allowed the information to be used for academic purposes.
The problem was that the app collected more information than authorized, not only from respondents but also from friend profiles of these users. The data were used to fuel a campaign favoring system of Donald Trump's presidency of the United States in the 2016 elections. To this end, they were distributed from political advertisements compatible with the personality of the user.
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