Disney spies on children across more than 40 mobile games

Disney faces a lawsuit charging her with violating privacy protection laws through dozens of games she has posted on app stores that collect information about child users specifically and share them with advertisers to target them without parental control.

A woman from San Francisco, Amanda Rushing, has raised a case that Disney and other companies, Upsight, Unity and Kochava, have developed games and applications for children’s smartphones that contain tracking software and information gathering that detects any personal information and looks at user behavior and sends it to advertisers.

The plaintiffs believe Disney is violating the COPPA Child Protection Act, passed in 1999 to protect children’s online presence.

Companies that make applications and services for those under the age of 13 are required to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information. This information includes non-personal details such as location and IP addresses.

Disney responded that it adheres strictly to COPPA’s standards and the case relies on a misunderstanding of the principles of law and the company looks forward to defending itself in court.

This is not the first time that Disney has been charged with such charges. In 2011, the company was fined $ 3 million for its Playdom company, which collected information on hundreds of thousands of children under the age of 13 without parental consent.

The prosecution recalls 42 games for which it is charged:

AvengersNet

Beauty and the Beast

Perfect Match

Cars Lightening League

Club Penguin Island

Color by Disney

Disney Color and Play

Disney Crossy Road

Disney Dream Treats

Disney Emoji Blitz

Disney Gif

Disney Jigsaw Puzzle!

Disney LOL

Disney Princess: Story Theater

Disney Store Become

Disney Story Central

Disney Magic Timer

Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures

Dodo Pop

Disney Build It Frozen

DuckTales: Remastered

Frozen Free Fall

Frozen Free Fall: Icy Shot

Good Dinosaur Storybook Deluxe

Inside Out Thought Bubbles

Maleficent Free Fall

Miles from Tomorrowland: Missions

Moana Island Life

Olaf’s Adventures

Palace Pets in Whisker Haven

Sofia the First Color and Play

Sofia the First Secret Library

Star Wars: Puzzle DroidsTM

Star WarsTM: Commander

Temple Run: Oz

Temple Run: Brave

The Lion Guard

Toy Story: Story Theater

Where’s My Mickey?

Where’s My Water? (Paid, lite, and free)

Where’s My Water? 2

Zoopopia Crime Files: Hidden Object

 

 

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