Progress

Current status
in force
19 Sep 2023 in force
14 Mar 2023 in force
19 Dec 2022 under investigation

Scope

Implementers
United States of America
Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Product or service design requirement
Regulated Economic Activity
other service provider
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
consumer protection authority
Implementation Level
national

Timeline of events

19 Sep 2023
in force

Adopted FTC claims process for Fortnite players who were charged for unwanted items, enforcing reached settlement

On 19 September 2023, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated a claims process for Fortnite players who were charged for unwanted in-game items. This action follows a settlement with Epic Games in March 2023, where Epic Games was accused of …

Source
Event type investigation
Action type ruling
Government branch executive
Government body consumer protection authority
14 Mar 2023
in force

Finalised settlement in FTC investigation into Epic Games over alleged dark patterns use

On 14 March 2023, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalised its settlement with Epic Games, the developer of the video game Fortnite, to close its investigation concerning dark patterns. The FTC alleged that Epic Games employed dark…

Source
Event type investigation
Action type ruling
Government branch executive
Government body consumer protection authority
19 Dec 2022
under investigation

Announced settlement in FTC investigation into Epic Games over alleged dark patterns use

On 19 December 2022, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had reached an agreement with Epic Games, the developer of the video game Fortnite, to settle allegations and close its investigation concerning dark patterns. T…

Source
Event type investigation
Action type interim ruling
Government branch executive
Government body consumer protection authority