The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) is undertaking proceedings against Netia, the country’s leading alternative telco.
In a statement, it says that the proceedings, initiated in September, are intended to verify whether Netia had obtained the prior consent of consumers to whom it later presented its offer for the conclusion of a contract.
Such consent is required under the provisions of Poland’s Telecom Law.
The UOKiK concludes by saying that the proceedings conducted against Netia may result in a finding that the company applied practices that violate collective consumer interests.
Netia may also face a fine of up to 10% of its turnover and be issued with an order to remedy the consequences of the infringement.