HERE ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE EXPECTING SUBSTANCE USERS
According to the company’s latest statement, the problems awaiting users who do not approve the contract after May 15:
After May 15, nobody’s account will be deleted or its functions will be lost. Contract reminders will be made continuously for a while.
The contract alert will become permanent after a while, and functionality will be reduced for users who have not yet approved.
If your WhatsApp notifications are turned on, you will be able to respond to incoming messages or initiate calls you missed.
The limited usage will take a few weeks, if you haven’t accepted it yet, you won’t be able to use WhatsApp.
EXPERTS ASSESSED THE DECISION
The experts, who evaluated the confidentiality agreement and the statement made by the company, said that personal information was already used and that it was only made official. Drawing attention to the aim of making money with regulation, Software Engineer Prof. Dr. Ali Okatan warned citizens not to share bank information such as IBAN over WhatsApp after May 15.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS ALREADY USED, IF I HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED
PEOPLE WILL SAY ‘YES’ AFTER A TIME
Stating that they learn the habits of people and aim to market appropriate products, Prof. Dr. People will say yes to everything when they download a program to their computer or phone, and likewise will say yes to this arrangement. Personal information will also go where necessary. I think alternative applications will be the same after a while. Because they need personal information to survive. He said that they will learn your habits and market suitable products for you through this information.
DO NOT PASS AN IBAN TO ANYONE, DO NOT SEND PHOTOS OF CHILDREN
Stating that the IBAN numbers of the persons contain a lot of information, Prof. Dr. Okatan, do not post an IBAN to anyone on WhatsApp after 15 May. Do not share information about money transfers. It contains a lot of information in its IBAN number, from the name of the bank to the country, to the account information of the persons. Also, do not send photos of your children to anyone. It warned that these photos could be used maliciously if they somehow got into the hands of others.
AMERICA CASE CAN BE OPENED
Stating that no money is paid while using WhatsApp, Istanbul Aydın University Faculty of Law Faculty Member, IT law expert Assoc. Dr. Murat Volkan Dülger, on the other hand, turns this place into a commercial medium to meet its expenses. For this, it wants people’s personal data. He is preparing to sanction those who do not allow them to use their personal information. It gradually restricts your use of the application, forcing you to grant that permission. The headquarters of the company is not in Turkey, so you can go to the USA to sue for consumer rights violations. At that time, there will be a confusion about which country’s laws will be applied because the separation of law is not in America but in Turkey. It has a fairly long run. Attorney fees in America are also much higher than in our country. He said that it seems difficult to seek legal rights after a civil initiative in Turkey did not initiate the process of filing a lawsuit in the USA.
THEY AIM TO LEARN YOUR PROFILE AND SELL THE PRODUCTS
Stating that the company did not say anything about what to do with personal data, Dülger said, “The purpose of the application was to be a private conversation tool from person to person. Third parties could not intervene in this conversation. Still such content is not intervened. But who did you meet, how much you talked to, from which location you met. So, to understand your social personality, it wants to share its data with Facebook, which bought it. Thus, it aims to better profile individuals and practice behavioral advertising. In other words, it wants to sell you the products you need better. “They aim to sell their data to commercial companies and earn money,” he said.
GO TO OTHER APPLICATIONS
Stating that the laws in Turkey are sufficient, Dülger said that while the company makes a special arrangement for EU countries, it does not value people living in other countries. People may also turn to other applications. But people should know that the contents of their conversations are not disclosed to third parties. He said that only metadata, which we call metadata, is shared.