Online retail giant Amazon will soon pay out nearly $70-million in refunds for in-app purchases made by children.
This comes after it dropped its appeal against a judgement last year that ruled it had illegally charged customers for unauthorised in-app purchases.
The Verge reports that the judge had previously ruled in favour of customers, saying that they had not been properly informed by Amazon that free-to-download apps may still make use of in-app purchase features.
Essentially, Amazon had not done enough to prevent unauthorised purchases, especially those made by children.
The United States’ Federal Trade commission has estimated the total damage to customers at a figure of $70-million, which The Verge suggests will begin to be paid out shortly.