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Turkey probes Facebook's move to collect WhatsApp data

The Hindu | 12/01/2021 12:35 PM | Click to read full article

The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook Inc 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 the data-collection requirement should be suspended until the probe is complete.