Turkey has launched an investigation into Facebook and WhatsApp, suspending new data sharing rules for messaging apps.
The accounts of those who do not agree with this policy will be deleted after February 8, 2021.
Turkey’s Competition Council has suspended the implementation of the new policy in the country, and even if consumers accept it, it will not be implemented until the investigation is completed.
The statement said Facebook will also have to suspend data sharing.
The statement added that the Competition Council is launching an investigation into WhatsApp and Facebook and that WhatsApp data sharing requirements will be suspended pending its completion.
It should be noted that ahead of the announcement of the suspension of this policy, the media office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the termination of the use of WhatsApp.
According to the French news agency AFP, following explanatory statements released yesterday by WhatsApp, the Turkish presidential administration announced that its media office will hold a briefing for journalists via the BIP app on Monday (today, January 11). Ga, which is a division of Turkish Cell, a Turkish communications company.
Secondly, Pakistan’s Ministry of Technology is considering steps towards this policy.
Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said the ministry is considering passing strict laws to protect citizens’ privacy.
The ministry is considering passing a strong law to protect privacy policies and citizens’ data, he said.
Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, explained the policy, saying it won’t impact users.
“Due to end-to-end encryption, neither we nor Facebook can see your private messages or calls. We are committed to providing this technology and protecting it globally, ”he said.
On the other hand, WhatsApp’s new policy has resulted in faster download speeds for alternative messaging apps, including telegrams and signals, which have been widely criticized around the world.
If you use WhatsApp on a daily basis, you may already have received a notification about the new WhatsApp policy, which must be accepted by February 8th if you want to keep your WhatsApp account.
With this new policy, WhatsApp will become a real part of Facebook and lose its autonomy.
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