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EU likes Google’s in-app purchase policy changes, wants more from Apple

19
Jul
2014

The European Commission’s request for Apple and Google to take additional steps that further protect smartphone and tablet users from unexpected in-app purchases coming from their children. Now, Google said that starting in late September, free games in the Play Store that come with in-app purchases won’t be labeled as free anymore, Engadget reports.Google also said it will take additional measures to prevent children from buying in-game items, and will implement measures to monitor any breaches of EU law. The EU told Apple and Google that it wants stores to stop misleading consumers about free games, stop “directly exhorting” kids with in-app content, inform customers about payment arrangements and force game-makers to offer users contact information. While the EU said Google addressed its concerns related

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