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Michelle Cohen is Quoted by Law.com regarding Facebook’s In-App Purchase Policies

Complaint Against Facebook Offers Platforms a Chance to Update In-App Purchase Policies

By Caroline Spiezio

Michelle Cohen, a member attorney at Ifrah Law, said platforms that do wish to include games with in-app purchases could cap the amount children can spend in the game and notify parents when charges hit a set limit.

“I don’t think the parents are always upset that [their child] bought something. It’s the fact that the charges got out of control,” Cohen said. “So to me it would make sense to be setting a limit, and if you’re going to let it go above, have some mobile verification.”

Thursday’s complaint also alleged Facebook could have violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

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