Federal Trade Commission v. Amazon.com Inc.
E-Commerce Law Reports
June 2016

Partner Dana Rosenfeld and associate Crystal Skelton co-authored the E-Commerce Law Reports article “Federal Trade Commission v. Amazon.com Inc.” The article discusses a recent federal ruling in favor of the FTC, finding that Amazon was liable for children’s unauthorized in-app purchases. The article covers the background of the Amazon case, the court’s order, and key takeaways. It highlights that the Amazon decision, in addition to other recent FTC actions in the mobile marketplace, identifies key compliance obligations and considerations for app developers and providers. Dana and Crystal explain that “[t]he FTC will continue to make mobile and similar technology a priority at the agency. Staying mindful of FTC enforcement actions and the lessons learned from such cases can help companies proactively identify and address emerging issues, and hopefully help to avoid them from being next on the FTC’s agenda.”

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