22 Jun Parents Add Twitter, comScore to Disney Privacy Lawsuit
A group of parents who filed a class-action lawsuit against Disney August last year have amended their case to include Twitter’s MoPub and comScore as defendants.
The parents accused Disney of allowing companies such as Twitter and four others to track young players of apps “Princess Palace Pets” and “Where’s My Water?” without their knowledge. The code the company embedded in the apps reportedly collected identifiers like Apple’s “ID for Advertisers” and Android’s “Advertising ID, as well as data that can be used to “fingerprint” smartphones.
The complaint, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, argues that the data collection violated privacy laws in California, New York and Massachusetts, as well as the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.