Class action complaint alleges that Disney apps spy on children

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by Steve Larson

According to a complaint filed in California, the Walt Disney Co. secretly collects personal information on some of its youngest customers and shares that data illegally with advertisers without parental consent. The class-action suit targets Disney and three other software companies – Upsight, Unity and Kochava – alleging that the mobile apps they built together violate the law by gathering insights about app users across the Internet, including those under the age of 13, in ways that facilitate “commercial exploitation.”

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