Snapchat manually retrieves photos for law enforcement
Micah Schaffer, director of operations for Snapchat, says that "Snaps" are deleted from servers after they are opened by their recipients. Unopened "Snaps," however, remain on Snapchat servers until they're deleted. Under special circumstances — as when required by a law enforcement agency — Snapchat does perform manual retrieval of unopened "Snaps."
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