Fine on Vodafone for violation of net neutrality rules


The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has imposed a fine of EUR 200,000 on Vodafone for violation of the rules governing net neutrality. For the use of one particular app, with which its customers were able to watch pay-tv channel HBO, Vodafone did not charge these users any data used for watching HBO. That way, Vodafone influenced its customers’ online behavior. This is not allowed according to net neutrality regulations.