Facebook , WhatsApp then in 2014 about $ 22 billion had bought in return. In the meantime, the EU regulator has committed to ensure that data will not be shared between the two companies and that user accounts will not be consolidated. But WhatsApp has begun to share with Facebook the information such as phone numbers, profile names, and so on, which have changed in relation to the policy they applied in August.
The EU commission is accusing the company of contradicting Facebook ‘s commitments in 2014.
Facebook has to answer this charge by January 31, 2017. If the EU Commission does not come reply, corresponding to 1% of the total turnover on Facebook (average 170 million dollars ) can apply fines.
The EU commission is the institution that supervises the merger or acquisition of large companies operating in Europe.