Aussie Watchdog Says Kids' Game Apps Need Clearer Fee Info

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 2:35 PM EST) -- The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said Monday that a recent study of over 340 Google Inc. and Apple Inc. app games show that many of the children-oriented games do not adequately disclose the costs associated with them.

The sweeping review of the Google Play and Apple App stores highlighted a need for guidance to the app industry to protect consumers, the watchdog said. It reported that fewer than 25 percent of children's free game apps investigated on one unnamed platform disclosed that in-app purchases could...
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