Turkey flash from Facebook and WhatsApp decision!

Monday, February 15, 2021 – 12:01 | Last Updated: 15 02 2021 – 12:01

The decision came about Facebook and WhatsApp investigation launched last month in Turkey. The Competition Board, Facebook in Turkey, WhatsApp containing user data within 8 since February 2021 brought the conditions to stop to use it for other services and conditions of accepting or not accepting all users sharing data on Facebook in the form of a report by the date referred to that stop the new conditions decided to take interim measures.

The result of the ex officio investigation initiated by the Competition Board on Facebook and WhatsApp on January 11 has been announced. Held on WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy, and users’ personal information, Facebook, other companies are advertising and advice on the investigation launched in relation to the step change that led to the marketing, Facebook in Turkey, WhatsApp users use for other services since February 8, 2021 the data to It has decided to take an interim measure to stop the conditions it has imposed on it and to notify all users who accept these conditions or do not accept the notification until the said date that Facebook has stopped the new conditions involving data sharing.


The Competition Board announced that, according to the report prepared and the scope of the file examined, the decision was made unanimously in Ankara Administrative Courts within 60 days from the notification of the reasoned decision in accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 9 of Law No. 4054.

Regarding the new privacy agreement, which caused great reaction from users, WhatsApp took a step back with a new statement on January 15.


WhatsApp said in a statement, “We’ve heard from so many people how confused there was in our last update. We are now postponing the date that people will be asked to review and accept the terms. Nobody’s account will be suspended or deleted on February 8. Also more to clear out misinformation. Then we will go to the people gradually to review the policy at their own pace from May 15 on.