New Mexico sues Google, Twitter for illegally collecting data on children

 |  Ray Downs
 09/18/2018 9:57 AM MDT
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Sept. 16 (UPI) -- New Mexico filed a lawsuit against Google, Twitter and several app developers for illegally collecting data from children under the age of 13 without parental consent.

New Mexico Attorney General Balderas said the companies are violating the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a federal law, by collecting and selling the data on children.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, comes after a University of California, Berkeley study analyzed nearly 6,000 children's apps and found that the majority of them appeared to violate COPPA.

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