Samsung Fined By Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission For Misleading Advertising

Samsung has disclosed that Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined it NT$300,000 (or about US$10,389) for an advertisement that featured “misleading” information about the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos GT-S6102, reported Taiwanese news agency CNA (link via Google Translate). According to the FTC, the South Korean company said in online and catalog advertisements that the phone has automatic focus and flash functions, which it doesn’t. Samsung has deleted mention of those features from its ads.

This is not the first time that Samsung has run afoul of the FTC. In September, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (a joint venture of the two companies) was fined, along with several other companies, for fixing the prices of optical disc drives (one of the companies was exempted from the fine for playing the role of whistleblower, but its identity was kept confidential).