Apple to pay at least $32.5 million over no-consent app purchases

The FTC complaint said Apple did not do enough to stop children from making purchases without parental consent

Did your child want just one more life on Angry Birds, so they just went ahead and bought it? You as a parent may have been angry, but you may have unexpected ally in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

On Jan. 16, Apple settled an FTC complaint that the company did not do enough to stop children from making purchases on mobile apps without parental consent. By the terms of the agreement, Apple will pay back the unauthorized charges, a minimum of $32.5 million, and adjust its billing practices to make purchases without consent impossible.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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