Whatsapp was fined for having induced / compelled users to accept the terms that allowed data sharing with Facebook. The sentence, after long investigation, has arrived today.
Antitrust investigations of WhatsApp ended. The company was fined 3 million euro. The reasons? Forced data sharing with Facebook.
For a certain period of time, Whatsapp has shared their data on Facebook to learn more about the interests of users in order to show more targeted advertising on the social network.
This behavior has been deemed right by the Italian competition and the free market, and it cost 3 million euro in Whatsapp.
To date Whatsapp has stopped sharing this information with the social network and the fine is probably one of the few things right the last period.