Government Sues Mobile App Maker For Targeted Advertising Of Children

(December 21, 2015, 1:26 PM EST) -- LOS ANGELES — A seller of mobile applications (apps) geared toward children was hit with a lawsuit in California federal court on Dec. 17, with the U.S. government claiming violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) by allowing third-party advertisers to collect personal information on app users for the purpose of creating targeted advertising (United States of America v. LAI Systems LLC, No. 2:15-cv-09691, C.D. Calif.)....

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