App maker agrees to stop sharing children's info
(AP) – A mobile app developer sued by New Jersey has agreed to stop collecting and transmitting personal data taken from children who play its popular educational games.
New Jersey’s attorney general’s office filed the lawsuit earlier this month against Los Angeles-based 24x7digital LLC. The company produces the popular “TeachMe” series of apps for mobile devices.
The suit claimed the company didn’t tell users it was providing their first and last names, as well as a number identifying the specific mobile device a player they were using, to a third party.
As part of a consent decree, the company agreed to stop collecting and transmitting the data, and to destroy data it already collected.