NJ Sues Mobile App Maker on Alleged COPPA Violations
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.June 7, 2012
New Jersey's attorney general and Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against a mobile app developer for alleged violations of COPPA, NJToday.net reports. The suit claims that educational games maker 24x7digital, LLC, collects and transmits kids' information to a third-party without parental consent, the report states. The acting director of the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs said that "under no circumstances is it acceptable to transmit identifying information...without the informed consent of their parents." Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said his office is "proactively investigating mobile apps to ensure their compliance with privacy and consumer protection laws."