In the past weeks, we told you that TikTok, one of the most popular applications of the social media world, received a penalty of 1.75 million TL from the KVKK (Personal Data Protection Authority) . According to the information we have obtained today, Meta , another important company of the social media world, was also punished by KVKK.
KVKK has separately penalized Meta and the popular messaging application WhatsApp, which is among the subsidiaries of the company, for not fulfilling the obligation to register with the Data Controllers Registry . Meta and WhatsApp were fined 2,67 million TL separately .
The main reason for the penalty is that Meta and WhatsApp, which process the personal data of the relevant persons in Turkey and are subject to the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Law, have not fulfilled this obligation in a timely manner, although they have an obligation to register with the Data Controllers Registry .
Let’s also add that Meta and WhatsApp must fulfill their registration obligation within the next 30 days . We will continue to inform you about the developments on the subject.