Facebook faces EU fine over misleading WhatsApp data: source | Reuters

Facebook faces EU fine over misleading WhatsApp data: source | Reuters

Facebook faces EU fine over misleading WhatsApp data: source | Reuters

U.S. social network Facebook (FB.O) is set to be penalized by EU antitrust regulators for allegedly providing misleading data related to its WhatsApp acquisition three years ago, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.The move by the European Commission will come after a six-month investigation and is expected to be a stiff warning to other companies facing similar issues.The EU executive and Facebook declined to comment.During regulatory scrutiny of the WhatsApp deal in 2014, Facebook told the EU competition enforcer it was unable reliably to match the two companies’ user accounts.The Commission subsequently found that this was technically possible at the time.

Källa: Facebook faces EU fine over misleading WhatsApp data: source | Reuters

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