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Samsung Italia handed EUR 3 mln antitrust fine

Monday 13 February 2017 | 08:57 CET | News
Italy's antitrust watchdog AGCM has fined Samsung's Italian subsidiary a total of over EUR 3 million for "misleading and aggressive commercial practices" and unauthorised collection of personal data following a probe launched after the regulator received complaints from consumer associations Federconsumatori Palermo and the National Consumers Union. Above all, the watchdog said Samsung's advertising presented a serious lack of information on the nature of the promotion, on the conditions, limitations and procedures to be followed to obtain a promised prize or advantage. In a statement,

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Samsung
Countries: Italy
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