Facebook could still face suit for minors’ credit card carelessness

While parents will be unable to bring a suit, kids retain the right to

Free to play games commonly offer users the option to trade real life currency for in-game features. Whether it’s an extra turn in Candy Crush or a sweet new tractor in Farmville, this business model is not expected to go away any time soon, much to the chagrin of parents shelling out for features.

But parents may not be the only ones who will want to keep tabs on online micro-transactions; a court ruled on Dec. 20 that platforms like Facebook may also bear some responsibility for not actively enforcing their parental consent policies.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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