Microsoft hit with €561 million fine for breaking browser choice commitment

Microsoft have been handed down a fine of €561 million from the Europe Commission with regards to their failure on the browser choice commitment for customers. Back in 2009 Microsoft made a commitment to the EU to ensure that every customer had the ability to chose the default browser(as in not Internet Explorer). Microsoft failed on that promise and were hit with the fine. They released the following statement.

We take full responsibility for the technical error that caused this problem and have apologized for it. We provided the Commission with a complete and candid assessment of the situation, and we have taken steps to strengthen our software development and other processes to help avoid this mistake – or anything similar – in the future.

Craig O'Sullivan

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