Fortnite Creator to Pay $520M for Violating Children's Privacy Law, Tricking Players
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Epic Games agreed to pay $520 million to resolve the Federal Trade Commission allegations that the Fortnite videogame developer violated online privacy protections for children and tricked players into making unintended purchases.
The FTC said the agreement consisted of two record-breaking settlements that resolved a pair of civil complaints it filed against Epic. One, filed in federal court, alleged the company violated the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting personal information from Fortnite players under 13 without notifying their parents or obtaining verifiable parental consent. Epic will pay a $275 million civil…
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