We learned last week that WhatsApp data sharing with Facebook would become a condition of use for users outside of Europe. This was the final element in a two-stage U-turn by the company, which has now prompted a new antitrust investigation in Turkey …
Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in 2014 for $19 billion. At the time, WhatsApp initially reassured users that there would be no data sharing.
That changed in 2016 when WhatsApp began sharing data with Facebook by default – but it did, at the time, have an opt-out clause.