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Turkey Launches Probe into Facebook, WhatsApp

Monday 11 January 2021

ISTANBUL (Reuters) — The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook after the messaging app asked users to agree to let Facebook collect user data including phone numbers and locations.

In a written statement, the Competition Board said it ruled that the requirement to allow the collection of that data should be suspended until the probe is complete.


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