The Competition Board completed the investigation it initiated against Facebook regarding the data sharing obligation imposed on WhatsApp users, and fined Meta, which includes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, 346 million 717 thousand 193 liras.
Meta Platforms, Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, WhatsApp LLC and Madoka Turkey Bilişim Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti.’s violation of Article 6 of the Law on the Protection of Competition No. 4054 has been completed.
DETECTION OF VIOLATION OF ARTICLE
The investigation of the company’s “obligation to share data” about WhatsApp and its umbrella company Meta (Facebook) drew the reaction of millions of people. As a result of the discussion of the file by the Competition Board on 20.10.2022; Combining the data collected from Facebook’s core services Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, complicates the activities of its competitors operating in the online display advertising markets and creates market entry barriers, causing the deterioration of competition and that this Law No. It was decided to impose an administrative fine on the undertaking in question.
Thus, Meta will pay a fine of 346 million 717 thousand 193 liras within the scope of the data sharing liability investigation.