The campaign comes within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to monitor markets and commercial activities across Qatar to fight commercial fraud and uncover violations to protect consumer rights.
Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after an operating system update disabled their devices.
The MEC detected the violation during a surprise inspection campaign that targeted a number of commercial activities at the shopping tent in order to monitor the compliance of shops with laws.
The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces increasing scrutiny in Germany over its handling of sensitive personal data that enables it to micro-target online advertising.
An intensified monitoring and inspection campaign launched by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) in July yielded 128 violations from various retail outlets in Qatar, it was announced.
Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said Saturday.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has enforced a one-month administrative closure on an electrical appliance outlet in Najma area for displaying and selling counterfeit and substandard cables and paint brushes.