Nearly 20 million consumers in the UK who use Google Play Store on their Android phones have filed a legal action.
A new court lawsuit filed in the UK says that Google charges individuals “unfairly and excessively” for digital purchases in its Play Store.
The lawsuit seeks damages of up to £920 million on behalf of the UK’s 19.5 million Android phone owners, arguing that Google’s 30% cut from digital transactions overcharges customers while also stifling competition.
According to sources, millions of users who use the store – who have downloaded dating software Tinder and the game Candy Crush – could be eligible for compensation of less than £50 each.
People that downloaded popular apps from the store, such as Tinder, Roblox, and Candy Crush Saga, are likely to receive a payout.
Damages might be as high as £47 per person on average, and will almost certainly be far higher for gamers.
Former Citizens Advice digital policy manager Liz Coll filed the action with the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London.