Viacom Can't Arbitrate Kids' Data Privacy Row, Judge Says

Law360 (October 16, 2018, 9:42 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday shot down Viacom's bid to send to arbitration a proposed class action accusing it of unlawfully collecting and selling personal information belonging to children who used one of its mobile apps, ruling that there was no evidence that the users had ever seen or agreed to the arbitration requirement.

Amanda Rushing and her minor daughter, identified as L.L., sued Viacom in August 2017 for allegedly violating child privacy laws by secretly gathering kids' personal information as they played the mobile game "Llama Spit Spit" and selling that data to advertising networks that used it to target...

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