Violation Tracker Individual Record
: Apple Inc.
Current Parent Company
: Apple Inc.
Parent at the Time of the Penalty AnnouncementPenalty
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: March 27, 2014
: consumer-protection-related offenses
: consumer protection violation
: Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved a final order resolving FTC allegations that Apple Inc. unfairly charged consumers for in-app purchases incurred by children without their parents' consent. Under the settlement, by March 31, 2014, Apple must change its billing practices to ensure that it has obtained express, informed consent from consumers before charging them for in-app purchases. Apple also must provide full refunds, totaling a minimum of $32.5 million, to consumers who were billed for in-app purchases that were incurred by children and were either accidental or not authorized by the consumer.
Level of Government
: agency action
: Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case
HQ Country of Current Parent
HQ State of Current Parent
Ownership Structure of Current Parent
: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent
: electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Current Parent
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