New Mexico’s attorney general accused the developer of the popular Angry Birds mobile games of violating federal children’s privacy law by knowingly collecting data on players under age 13 and sharing it with advertisers.
Attorney General Hector Balderas sued Rovio Entertainment in federal court Wednesday under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as COPPA. COPPA gives parents control over what information online platforms can collect about their kids.
Companies that violate COPPA can face fines from the Federal Trade Commission, as well as enforcement from state attorneys general like Balderas.
A Rovio representative didn’t immediately respond to a request ...