EU Fines Facebook: Fined $122 million for “lying” during WhatsApp acquisition


    Facebook has been fined over $122 million by the EU for providing "incorrect or misleading" information during its purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. The European Commission said Facebook had said it could not automatically match user accounts on its own platform and WhatsApp. But two years later it launched a service that did just that. The WhatsApp-Facebook merger has proved troubling elsewhere too. Italian anti-trust regulators imposed a  3 million euros fine on WhatsApp for making users agree to share personal data with Facebook. In addition, French data protection regulators also fined Facebook 150,000 euros for breaking rules on data sharing and user tracking.
    
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