The Hungarian competition watchdog Hungarian Competition Authority has imposed a fine on Facebook for pretending to be a free service. The fine amounts to 1.2 trillion forint (more than 3.5 million euros), writes Bloomberg on Friday.
Facebook used the online activity and data of users to make money. That data was considered 'payment' for the services of Facebook, the regulator said Friday in an email that Bloomberg had viewed.
According to the competition watchdog, this fine for violating consumer rights was the highest in Hungary's history.