Violation Tracker Individual Record
: Epic Games, Inc.
Current Parent Company
: Epic Games Inc.
Parent at the Time of the Penalty AnnouncementPenalty
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: December 19, 2022
: consumer-protection-related offenses
: privacy violation
: consumer protection violation
: The Federal Trade Commission secured agreements requiring Epic Games, Inc., creator of the popular video game Fortnite, to pay a total of $520 million in relief over allegations the company violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and deployed design tricks, known as dark patterns, to dupe millions of players into making unintentional purchases.
Level of Government
: agency action
: Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case
HQ Country of Current Parent
HQ State of Current Parent
: North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Current Parent
: privately held
Major Industry of Current Parent
Specific Industry of Current Parent
: video games
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