TRA rubbishes rumours about ToTok app

By DG Staff

ABU DHABI 29 December 2019: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), released the following statement regarding rumours about the ToTok application.

The app provides free, unlimited, HD voice and video calls. Spyware rumours have gone viral on social media.

“The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority 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.

“The standards are strictly implemented across all certified telecommunications applications, including Totok, in the UAE.

“The 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.”

Dubai Gazette