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EC fines Facebook EUR 110 mln for misleading WhatsApp info

Thursday 18 May 2017 | 09:26 CET | News
Facebook has been fined EUR 110 million by the European Commission for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's investigation of the social network's takeover of WhatsApp in 2014. The EC first announced its concerns at the end of 2016. At the time of the WhatsApp takeover, Facebook told the competition regulators that it would not be able to link WhatsApp and Facebook user accounts and data. However, in August 2016, WhatsApp announced updates to its privacy policy, including the possibility of linking WhatsApp users' phone numbers with Facebook identities. The EC

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: European Commission / Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Europe
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