CDD Files Complaint Against SpongeBob
Says app collects info without sufficiently advising parents
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/17/2012 3:50:02 PM
CDD wants the FTC to take action against the company for its Diner Dash game, which the group says violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
This complaint, and a similar one filed last week against mobile game company, Mobbles Corp., come on the even of the FTC's expected announcement of changes to its COPPA enforcement to increase the information treated as sensitive personal info and otherwise toughen the rules for the digital marketing age.
CDD and other groups also filed a complaint last August against Viacom for what it said were COPPA violations stemming from viral marketing. A complaint does not mean the companies have necessarily violated the law or that the FTC will take action.
"We were just made aware of this complaint from press reports filed this morning and are currently investigating it," said Nickelodeon.
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