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WHATSAPP SAYS IT IS STILL DISCUSSING ROLLOUT OF AN UPDATE IN TURKEY

Highlights
• The terms of services were updated by WhatsApp in the month of January this year
• WhatsApp said the update did not expand its ability to share data with Facebook or affect the privacy of personal messages with friends or family


According to a statement issued by online messaging platform WhatsApp, on Friday it was still discussing the rollout of an update in Turkey, irrespective of a statement from Turkey’s Competition Board that clearly said the update would not be issued.
The terms of services were updated by WhatsApp in the month of January this year. While updating, WhatsApp said it was reserving the right of its owner Facebook and its subsidiaries to collect user data such as phone numbers and locations, and this led to a backlash in Turkey and a probe by the Competition Board.
In a statement issued on Friday, WhatsApp said “It is not the case that we no longer intend to roll out the update in Turkey. We continue to discuss next steps with the relevant authorities and we remain fully committed to delivering secure and private communications for everyone.”
The messaging app now owned by Facebook said the update did not expand its ability to share data with Facebook or affect the privacy of personal messages with friends or family.

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