It is worth mentioning that on 13th May 2021 the SDC instructed the National Commission of the Antitrust Authority to open an ex officio proceeding to investigate the new conditions imposed to users by the above-mentioned companies, since, together with other practices of companies of the economic group, they could constitute an anti-trust conduct of abuse of dominant position according to Antitrust Regime, Law No. 27,442.
Likewise, it also ordered the aforementioned subsidiaries to refrain from exchanging data in the sense allowed by the new terms of service and privacy policies, even in cases where users had accepted such update; and to communicate to its users, through the WhatsApp application or through the company’s official website, the full text of the decision adopted by the corresponding authority.
All of it, under the legal warning of imposing sanctions.
Access the full text of the resolution in Spanish here.
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