Amazon faces potential lawsuit from FTC

Company receives scrutiny over in-app purchases made by children

Earlier this year, Apple reached a $32.5 million dollar settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the allegations that the company did not do enough to prevent young children from purchasing mobile apps without parental consent. Now, Amazon faces similar allegations. 

However, Amazon is resisting the Federal Trade Commission’s request to strengthen its in app store policies, saying that it is ready to defend itself in court rather than agreeing to fines and adopting additional record keeping and disclosure requirements over the next 20 years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Jessica Liu is a sophomore at Haverford College, where she is majoring in political science. At InsideCounsel, she reports on news for the Women, Influence,...

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