LAST MINUTE NEWS: Fine from KVKK to WhatsApp

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The Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) imposed an administrative fine of TL 1 million 950,000 on WhatsApp on the grounds that “personal data” was obtained from individuals through cookies for profiling purposes, without obtain the explicit consent of individuals.

The ruling also called for the texts of WhatsApp’s terms of service and privacy policy to be brought into compliance with the law within three months.

The Personal Data Protection Council has launched an ex officio investigation into the WhatsApp application in terms of overseas data transfer and basic principles.

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