BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Union (EU) has accused Facebook on Tuesday of giving “deceiving” data when it looked for endorsement for its blockbuster $19-billon buyout of the WhatsApp versatile informing administration.

“The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Facebook charging the organization gave erroneous or deluding data amid the Commission s 2014 examination” of the buyout, the EU s official arm said in an announcement.

As indicated by the charges, Facebook will be fined around one percent of its turnover.

The commission said the EU s greenlight of the buyout, declared in October 2014, was not return to address.

The information security powers at EU explored protection approach move of WhatsApp which permits it to impart client’s contact data to parent organization Facebook. The EU commission has brought up the procurement warning by Facebook.

The online networking mammoth needs to react to the allegation by January 31 after which fines will be forced on it by EU.

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