Turkey probing Facebook, WhatsApp over data collection

Monday, 11. January 2021 12:03

Turkish regulators launched an investigation on Monday into Facebook and WhatsApp over the messaging app's user data collection.

The Turkish Competition Board said in a statement that it is probing WhatsApp's asking users to allow the app to collect their data including phone numbers and locations in order to use the service.

The regulator noted the requirement to allow data collection should be suspended until the investigation is over.

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