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Rovio Entertainment to face a lawsuit over violation of child privacy through Angry Birds in New Mexico

News By Himanshu Cheeta, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Rovio Entertainment to face a lawsuit over violation of child privacy through Angry Birds in New Mexico

Rovio Entertainment, the developer of the famous Arcade-style game Angry Birds, has had a lawsuit filed against them by the Attorney General of New Mexico. The State of New Mexico Ex Rel. Hector Balderas, Attorney General v. Rovio Entertainment Corporation, is filed in the District Court of New Mexico and is based on violating child privacy laws, including collecting and selling personal data of children under 13 years of age. Attorney General Hector Balderas filed this lawsuit against Rovio Entertainment for breaching the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, also known as COPPA. It provides a mandate for taking permission of the parents or the concerned legal guardian of a child under…