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Disney Sued for Spying on Kids Using iPhone, Android Apps
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Disney Sued for Spying on Kids Using iPhone, Android Apps
8 August 2017, 9:06 am

The Walt Disney Company is the target of a class action lawsuit claiming the company is tracking children via apps installed on iOS and Android devices, collecting a series of details without the permission of their parents.

Parent Amanda Rushing and her daughter referred to as “L. L.” claim apps that are published in the two stores on Android and iOS could track users and collect personal information, including personal identifiers, with Disney then disclosing and sharing the data with other third parties.

The suit claims that not only Disney, but also a series of other partners, including mobile analytics and marketing company Upsight, game developer Unity Technologies, and mobile analytics firm Kochava, violated the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which states that parents must give their permission before information is collected by apps aimed at kids.

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