Turkey fines WhatsApp over data breach
Turkey joined a host of other countries in fining Facebook’s ubiquitous WhatsApp messaging service for failing to sufficiently protect user data.
The 1,950,000-lira ($235,000, €200,000) penality was imposed after months of confusion over whether WhatsApp had introduced its controversial new data sharing rules in Turkey.
WhatsApp unrolled a policy change earlier this year that allowed it to collect more personal data — including phone numbers and location — for everyone who agreed with its new terms of service.
Source: Turkey fines WhatsApp over data breach – Science & Tech – The Jakarta Post