WhatsApp Has Been Slapped with Record Fine by Turkey’s Data Protection Authority
The Authority recently completed its examination on the Terms of Service of WhatsApp and imposed 1,950,000 TRY [one million nine hundred and fifty thousand Turkish Liras] fine on the company for failing to sufficiently protect user data, with its decision dated 03.09.2021 and numbered 2021/891. This is the highest penalty ruled by the Authority so far.
In its decision, the Authority also discussed the following and decided that the company is processing users’ personal data in violation of the Law No. 6698:
The full text of the decision can be read here [available in Turkish only].