Video Games

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many video games businesses have breached the Competition and Markets Authority’s set of Principles for Online and App-based Games since 2014; and how many of those businesses were British games companies.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We are not aware of such data being published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

As an independent non-ministerial department tasked with promoting competition and protecting consumers, the CMA is looking at a wide range of consumer issues in digital markets, including apps and terms and conditions. This includes international co-operation through ICPEN and other networks.

The CMA's Principles for Online and App-based Games set out the steps companies need to take in order to comply with relevant consumer legislation. The CMA retains an interest in in-app purchases and will take further action if necessary.

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