Progress

Current status
under investigation
19 Dec 2022 under investigation

Scope

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

Timeline of events

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