Google fields class action lawsuit for failing to prevent in-app purchases

Being sued by parents claiming Google encouraged kids to buy

While screens have acted as babysitters since the dawn of television, the last decade has introduced technology that allow screens deliver information in both directions. While the business implications of that have made for convenient transactions for consumers, they’ve also left many parents wishing they’d shelled out the 10 dollars an hour for a human babysitter, rather than tossing junior their iPhone and the latest iteration of “Angry Birds.”

Google is the latest to feel the ire of those parents in a lawsuit filed on March 10 that claims the company didn’t do enough to prevent kids from making purchases on their parents accounts via its Google Play App Store.

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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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