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Telefónica's Vivo fined in Brazil for misleading advertising in mobile Internet data case

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 23 Jun 2020 11:59
  • 23 Jun 2020 16:46
Telefónica's Brazilian subsidiary, Vivo, has been fined 800,000 reais ($155,111) by the country’s consumer protection authority for misleading and abusive advertising concerning its services related to mobile Internet data, the agency told MLex. 

Telecom Italia's Brazilian subsidiary, TIM, was fined the same amount last week in a similar probe (see here).

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Ana Paula Candil

Senior Correspondent, Latin America

Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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