A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to make sure that the trial period you enjoy for a subscription doesn’t turn into a surprise bill later. Senators on Wednesday proposed new legislation that aims to give consumers a more user-friendly trial period and ensure they’re notified before payments kick in.
If passed, the Unsubscribe Act would require companies to make trial terms and conditions more transparent as users sign up for new subscriptions, according to a release from Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii.
The proposed legislation would also let customers unsubscribe in the same way they previously subscribed, according to the release. For example, if a customer enrolled for the subscription via email, they’d be able to unsubscribe the same way.