Apple to pay more than $30 million for kids’ in-app purchases

Apple has agreed to refund consumers for at least $32.5 million for in-app purchases made by kids without parental consent.

Under the terms of the settlement with the FTC, Apple failed to tell parents that, by entering their password, they open a 15-minute window in which children can purchase unlimitedly.

Besides, the original complaint alleges that Apple’s password screen doesn’t explain to the account holder that password entry will confirm a purchase.

Besides, according to the FTC report, “Apple also will be required to change its billing practices to ensure that it has obtained express, informed consent from consumers before charging them for items sold in mobile apps.”

Source: Inside Mobile Apps


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