A statement came from the popular instant messaging application WhatsApp to annoy users. WhatsApp, which requires users to share data with Facebook, will not make this mandatory for users in European Union member countries. However, in many countries, including Turkey, to continue using WhatsApp users’ Accept pressing the case.
In the notification, the updates were “WhatsApp service and how we process your data. How businesses use Facebook-hosted services to store and manage WhatsApp chats. How we work with Facebook to deliver integrations in Facebook company products.” It is stated that it contains more information on the subjects.
users in Turkey have to accept updates
In a statement made by the WhatsApp spokesperson, it was stated that the new conditions, which must be approved by February 8, do not include users in EU countries. It was noted that the data of users in the specified countries will not be shared with Facebook’s companies for advertising and similar purposes. Although WhatsApp defines the region with users who will not be affected by the update as the European Region, only EU countries are among the countries specified. Therefore, in order to continue using WhatsApp users in Turkey must accept the conditions of application updated to February 8th.
“Facebook companies can use the information we share”
“In order to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support and market our services, WhatsApp must receive or collect certain information, including when you download, use or access our services. The types of data we receive and collect depend on how you use our services. We need certain information to provide our services and without it we cannot provide our services to you.
WhatsApp, which is part of Facebook companies, receives information from and shares information with other Facebook companies. We may use the information we receive from these companies to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support and market our services and the possibilities offered by these companies, including Facebook company products, and these companies may also use the information we share with them. “
All information is collected from messages to location information
According to the information on WhatsApp’s website, among the information collected by the users of the application; Account information, messages, links, status information, transaction and payment data, customer support and other communications, usage and registration information, device and connection information, location information, cookies, information provided by the third party.
Information obtained from the application; services, safety, security and integrity, communications about Facebook companies and corporate communications.
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014. Facebook also includes Messenger, Facebook and Instagram, which are among the most used social media platforms in the world.
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica came to the fore with data scandals, and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, gave a statement to the relevant institutions of the USA.