FTC Fines Epic Games $520M Over Children’s Privacy

On Monday, December 19, 2022, the FTC announced that Epic Games will pay a $520 million fine in order to settle allegations of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and collecting children’s personal data without obtaining consent from the parent or guardian. Epic acknowledged the settlement in a statement, saying in part: “NoContinue reading “FTC Fines Epic Games $520M Over Children’s Privacy”


Epic Games is in another lawsuit regarding an emote in its popular game Fortnite. However, this time Epic Games has filed the complaint, saying it “has been forced to bring this action…”. The complaint describes the emote itself, named the “Pump It Up” emote, which seems to emulate the “Dancing Pumpkin Man” viral video. InContinue reading “EPIC GAMES FILES COMPLAINT REGARDING “DANCING PUMPKIN MAN””