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UK government launches in-app purchases survey for parents

The Office of Fair Trading has launched a public survey into in-app purchases, aimed at parents and guardians whose children play web and app-based games.

The questionnaire is part of the UK government's recently-announced investigation to determine whether the charges found within such games are "misleading, commercially aggressive or otherwise unfair".

Parents are being asked which games their children have played and whether they had expected to be charged money via in-app purchases for them.

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