CNN, Cartoon Network Apps Disclose User Info, Suits Say

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 3:57 PM EST) -- Turner Broadcasting System Inc. subsidiaries Cable News Network Inc. and The Cartoon Network Inc. were slapped with proposed class actions in Illinois and Georgia federal court on Wednesday for allegedly disclosing their mobile application users’ personal information without consent.

The suits allege the CNN and Cartoon Network apps for smartphones collect and distribute users’ video viewing data and personally identifiable information to third-party Web analytic companies in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act.

“In an era when the collection and monetization of consumer data proliferates...
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Case Title

Perry v. Cable News Network, Inc. et al


Case Number

1:14-cv-01194

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

890(Other Statutory Actions)

Judge

Honorable Robert W. Gettleman

Date Filed

February 17, 2014


Case Title

Ellis v. The Cartoon Network, Inc.


Case Number

1:14-cv-00484

Court

Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other

Judge

Thomas W. Thrash, Jr

Date Filed

February 18, 2014

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