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Amazon, executives must face US FTC's ‘dark pattern’ claims over Prime enrollment, cancellation

By Xu Yuan
  • 29 May 2024 03:17
  • 29 May 2024 03:17
Amazon and three of its senior executives must face allegations brought by the US Federal Trade Commission that the e-commerce giant used “dark patterns” to trick customers to sign up for its Prime service, a federal judge ruled.
Judge John H. Chun of the Western District of Washington, in an order

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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