Aug 282017
 
 August 28, 2017  Breaches, Business, Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

The number of times “Disney” shows up on this site is a bit concerning.

Luke Irwin has more on a potential class action lawsuit recently filed in California:

The Walt Disney Company is being sued for allegedly using 42 of its apps and games to illegally collect children’s personal data.

Plaintiff Amanda Rushing argues that Disney tracked her child’s data excessively, did so without parental consent and sold information on to third-party companies that used it for advertising and other commercial purposes. She claims that this is a violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a US federal law designed to protect the privacy of children on the web.

Rushing has filed a class action that seeks to represent residents of 35 states, as well as a sub-class of California residents who cite the state’s right to privacy.

Read more on IT Governance.

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