In January, the informing application reported that it was updating its terms of administration and security rules, prompting clients to consent to share more of their information with Facebook, which owns WhatsApp.
The development had caused a commotion in Turkey, with clients concerned about the possible sharing of their own data beginning to download alternative informing applications, for example, Signal, Telegram, or the Turkish application, Bip, created by cell phone administrator Turkcell. Many people chose to delete their WhatsApp accounts despite the fact that the messaging app guaranteed that the content of messages would remain encrypted.
Turkey’s Competition Board, in the interim, had dispatched an examination concerning Facebook and WhatsApp over a potential infringement of Article 6 of Turkey’s opposition laws, which bar organizations from “mishandling their prevailing positions.”
In a concise proclamation Friday, the opposition authorities said they had been advised by WhatsApp that the update “won’t become effective for any client in Turkey, including clients who endorsed it.”
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