Tuesday, December 20, 2022
EPIC GAMES TO PAY $520 MILLION FOR CHILD PRIVACY VIOLATIONS AND DECEPTIVE CHARGES
Epic games has agreed to pay a $275 million dollar penalty fine, and refund customers $245 million dollars, for deliberately violating child privacy laws by, for example, setting voice chat to default to ON, exposing children to harassment; and by "dark patterns" of user interfaces, which are deceptive buttons that seem to have one function, but actually ("secretly") invoke credit card charges.
The FTC news announcement is here:
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