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If you have spent money in the App Store you may automatically be included in Dr Kent’s proposed collective claim against Apple. This website has been created to offer details.
Apple has breached UK competition law by excluding competition and/or charging an unfair and excessive level of commission - usually as much as 30% - on purchases of paid apps and in-app purchases of digital content, services and subscriptions in the App Store.FAQs
If you have purchased an app or in-app digital content, services or subscriptions in the App Store on your iPhone or iPad since 1 October 2015 you may be eligible for compensation.
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Dr Rachael Kent, a lecturer in Digital Economy and Society at King’s College London, dedicates her professional life to researching consumers’ interaction with digital platforms and apps, including in relation to issues around the cost of paid apps and in-app purchases. Her research focusses on how digital platforms and apps impact society, consumer behaviour and welfare. She previously worked for the consumer complaints organisation, Resolver.
Passionate about representing the welfare and rights of consumers, she is applying to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to represent all members of the public who may have been overcharged by Apple in the App Store. If successful, every member of the proposed class of consumers may be entitled to compensation.
Dr Kent has instructed the law firm Hausfeld & Co LLP to represent her in the claim. Hausfeld is a leading international law firm specialising in competition law, with significant expertise in all aspects of collective redress and group claims.
Vannin Capital, a commercial litigation funder, has agreed to finance the claim.
14 June 2021
Dr Rachael Kent has filed a collective legal claim against Apple in the hope of compensating millions of iPhone and iPad users in the UK
11 May 2021
Tech firms have been urged to stop advertising to under-18s in an open letter signed by MPs, academics and children's-rights advocates.
11 May 2021
Apple is facing a billion-pound legal claim after being accused of breaking UK competition law by “overcharging” millions of people for apps on its App Store.