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Turkey’s competition board fines Google over failure to comply with regulation: report

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The Turkish competition authority said on Thursday that had it decided to fine Google over its failure to fulfill obligations regarding a part of its local search services, Reuters reported.

The authority said it will fine the company daily five ten thousandths of its 2023 revenues until it complies with the competition board’s decisions, starting from April 15.

The board said the fine was imposed as previously implemented measures by Google to address the competition authority’s concerns over local search services failed to include hotel inquiries.

Earlier this month, Meta Platforms was also slapped with a fine of 1.2 billion lira ($37.20 million) after the competition board concluded two separate investigations on data-sharing in its Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Threads platforms.

The board said on May 8 that it imposed a fine of 898 million lira for the compliance process and the investigations launched into Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp as well as an additional 336 million lira fine for a separate investigation into Threads.

Users will be able to merge personal data between Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp with their own consent and will be notified about data usage, according to the board decision. Users will be able to change their settings later, if needed, using an “accounts centre” on the platforms, it said.

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