New Mexico steps up to the plate. NM has filed a lawsuit against Google, Twitter and several app developers for illegally collecting data from underage children.

New Mexico has filed suit against Google, Twitter and several app developers for illegally collecting highly personal information from underage children.

“These apps can track where children live, play, and go to school with incredible precision,” Balderas said. “These multi-million-dollar tech companies partnering with app developers are taking advantage of New Mexican children, and the unacceptable risk of data breach and access from third parties who seek to exploit and harm our children will not be tolerated in New Mexico.”

In addition to Google and Twitter, the lawsuit alleges Tiny Lab Productions, MoPub, AerServ, InMobi PTE, AppLovin and IronSource of collecting data on children.

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This is the first state to stand up for the rights and privacy of children and protect them from having their PI illegally collected and used. Google, YouTube, Twitter and various other companies have been collecting information on youth for a long time now.

 

h/t lets_get_lowwerr