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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