MeetMe Changes Policies, Settles Calif. Minor Privacy Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2015, 4:51 PM EDT) -- The social network MeetMe Inc. on Wednesday agreed to beef up measures to protect the privacy of its users between the ages of 13 and 17, settling a suit with the city of San Francisco over allegations its previous minor consent policies were insufficient and violated California consumer protection laws.

Under the terms of the deal announced by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, MeetMe will not identify the geolocations of minor teens more specifically than their city and state and will not display their proximity to other users more narrowly than within one mile.

Additionally, the social network agreed to...

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