The updated privacy policy WhatsApp revealed earlier this year has caused quite a lot of criticism, with users migrating en-masse to alternatives like Telegram in an attempt to avoid getting their data in the hands of Facebook and other third parties.

WhatsApp sharing user data with other companies obviously doesn’t sit well with governments across the world either, and one of the first to react is none other than Turkey.

The country’s antitrust watchdog has revealed that it plans an investigation on WhatsApp’s privacy policy, explaining that the update leads to “more data being collected, processed, and used by Facebook.”

According to a report by Bloomberg, the investigation would be aimed at both Facebook and WhatsApp, but neither of the two commented on this probe so far.

En-masse switch to alternatives

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