Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss in Disney and Viacom Child Privacy Violations Lawsuits

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss in Disney and Viacom Child Privacy Violations Lawsuits

On May 22, 2019, U.S. District Judge James Donato denied a motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit accusing Viacom and The Walt Disney Company of violating child privacy protection laws by collecting and selling personal identifying information of children who used their child-focused mobile aps. The lawsuits allege the media giants collected kid’s data without parental consent and improperly used it to focus and transmit targeted advertising. [Read more…]

Child Privacy Violations by Disney, Viacom, Others May Lead to New Kind of Privacy Lawsuit

Child Privacy Violations by Disney, Viacom, Others May Lead to New Kind of Privacy Lawsuit

Red Tape Chronicles reports on the child privacy lawsuits filed last week by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel against defendants including Disney and Viacom over allegations that dozens of kids’ apps and games illegally track children’s usage and data through mobile phones and other internet-connected devices. The cases focus in part on an “intrusion upon seclusion” claim, an intentional invasion into the private affairs of a given individual, in this instance millions of children throughout the U.S. “I think the lawyers caught Mickey with his shorts down,” said Jeff Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy. [Read more…]

Child Online Privacy Violations Lawsuit Filed Against The Walt Disney Company

COPPA Child Privacy Violations Lawsuit

San Francisco, CA−(BusinessWire)−On behalf of parents in California, the law firms of Lieff Cabraser and Carney Bates & Pulliam have filed a federal class action child privacy protection lawsuit alleging that the Walt Disney Company violates privacy protection laws by exporting children’s personal information from mobile games aimed at children to advertising networks without the parental consent required by federal and state law. Parents concerned about possible tracking and improper exploitation of their children’s data in Disney and other gaming apps should click here to contact a Lieff Cabraser digital privacy lawyer to learn more about their rights. [Read more…]