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 May 2, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

Victoria Prieskop reports:

A New Mexico judge found that while Twitter and other software development kit creators can’t be held responsible for collecting the personal information of children using kid-focused apps and games, Google is not off the hook.

In a lawsuit filed in September 2018, New Mexico’s attorney general claimed the maker of a children’s gaming app available on Google sends kids’ location, demographic and other personal information to advertisers without parental consent, risking their safety and violating their privacy. The suit accuses Lithuania-based app maker Tiny Lab Productions and its contracted advertisers of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, New Mexico’s Unfair Business Practices Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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h/t, Joe Cadillic

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