January 15th, 2014
Apple Settles With FTC Over Kid Purchases In App Store Without Parent Consent
By Kate Kaye
The FTC Alleges Kids Made Purchases in Apple's App Store without Parental Consent
An Apple settlement with the Federal Trade Commission is déjà vu all over again as far as the tech giant is concerned. Apple is on the hook for a minimum of $32.5 million as a result of an FTC settlement with Apple, which alleges children were able to make purchases in Apple’s App Store without informed consent of their parents.
“In aggregate, children ran up millions of dollars in charges without their parents’ knowledge or consent,” said FTC Chairman Edith Ramirez.