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Disney faces class-action lawsuit for allegedly selling children's personal information in its mobile games

Disney faces class-action lawsuit for allegedly selling children's personal information in its mobile games

The Walt Disney Company is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that 42 of its mobile games are illegally collecting and selling data about children playing its games.

According to The Washington Post, the lawsuit claims that the data has been collected without parental consent, violating the COPPA law in the US. The affected families are seeking an injunction against the technology, along with punitive damages.

The complaint covers the majority of Disney's games, including titles like Club Penguin Island, Frozen Free Fall, and DuckTales: Remastered. It also targets Unity, Upsight, and Kochava as companies that facilitated the tracking of data.

Appearing confident

Disney appears confident that it will defeat the claims, saying "Disney has a robust COPPA compliance program, and we maintain strict data collection and use policies for Disney apps created for children and families.

"The complaint is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of COPPA principles, and we look forward to defending this action in Court."

Sybo and Kiloo, the companies behind Subway Surfers, are currently facing a similar complaint against their games. They too have been accused of obtaining and selling data from children without their parents consent.


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Ric has written for PocketGamer.biz for as long as he can remember, and is now Deputy Editor. He likes trains.

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