Submitted by Blues Cowboy 792d ago | news

Office Of Fair Trading Takes Aim At In-App Purchases, Proposes New Enforcement Guidelines

Dealspwn reports: "The Office Of Fair Trading has been investigating the practice of in-app purchases, "drip pricing" and aggressive micro-transactions over the last few months, following numerous cases of consumers and children racking up exorbitant bills. Their report concludes that many games are "potentially unfair" in the way they encourage extra payments - and to combat this, they've proposed several new principles that apps and games should adhere to or risk "enforcement action."" (Industry)

Alternative Sources

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Star Wars Battlefront (PS4) review | SG Gaming Info

2m ago - SG Gaming Info writes: "During the beta for EA DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront I was rather critical... | PS4

Live Your Apocalypse Movie Dream in Please Don’t Touch Anything for Android

7m ago - Carl Williams writes, "Everyone has probably had that dream when watching one of those end of the... | Android

HotLiked - What the Internet is talking about right now

Now - Kill some time at HotLiked.com. You will regret it... | Promoted post

PlayStation UK PR boss takes on European comms role

8m ago - Long-serving PlayStation veteran David Wilson has been named the new director of communications f... | PS3

New Legend of Zelda Book Explains Just How Much the Game Changed in Localization

40m ago - A new book series explores the localization of one of gaming's most iconic franchises. The first... | Culture

Need for Speed PlayStation 4 Review | Vic B'Stard's State of Play

1h ago - Vic B'Stard writes: "For Ghost Studios’ second crack at EA Games’ racing franchise, and the first... | PC