UAE's TRA issues statement on ToTok app allegations


totok video calls app in uae, TRA, UAE responds

Abu Dhabi - The app has been accused of spying on users.

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Published: Fri 27 Dec 2019, 7:44 PM

Last updated: Sat 28 Dec 2019, 4:44 PM

The UAE telecommunications regulatory authority issued a statement, on Friday, regarding the controversy surrounding the free video calling app, ToTok.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) released the following statement:
"The TRA is aware of the recent allegations and concerns about the privacy of users on accredited telecommunications applications in the UAE, in particular Totok Application.
"The TRA affirms that UAE telecommunications regulations encompass strong Information security laws to prohibit any kind of data breach and unlawful interception.
The TRA imposes strict standards to protect users' privacy, which are in compliance with international standards.
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"The standards are strictly implemented across all certified telecommunications applications, including Totok, in the UAE. TRA reaffirms that all certified telecommunications applications in the UAE are in compliance with these standards and apply them. The TRA ensures the compliance of all players and is working closely with international organisations to protect user privacy.
"The UAE is committed to fostering a business environment that encourages innovators and entrepreneurs to thrive across multiple sectors.
"The country is also adopting the latest technologies, such as 5G for mobile phones, Blockchain, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence applications."

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