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Hungary imposed a fine of EUR 3.6 M on Facebook

The Hungarian Competition Authority – GVH – found that Facebook Ireland Ltd. had infringed competition law when it advertised its services as being free of charge on its home page and Help Centre.

While it was true that users did not have to pay for the concerned services, Facebook benefited economically from the users’ data and activities, with users in this way paying for the services provided by the undertaking. The GVH imposed a fine amounting to a total of EUR 3.6 M, which is the highest fine that the Authority has ever imposed in a consumer protection case.

Source: GVH imposed a fine of EUR 3.6 M on Facebook – GVH

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