Thousands of child apps and games potentially violate US data sharing law

Thousands of child apps and games potentially violate US data sharing law

Samuel Gibbs 16/04/2018

A study conducted on child-directed Android apps from US Google Play Store found over half may break US privacy law for under 13s

Thousands of child-directed Android apps and games are potentially violating US law on the collection and sharing of data on those under 13, research has revealed.

A study conducted on 5,885 child-directed Android apps from the US Play Store, which are included in Google’s Designed for Families programme, found that well over half of the apps potentially violated the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa).

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