New Jersey’s attorney general sued an iPhone app maker Wednesday, alleging that the company’s educational games collected personal information from children and then sent it to a data analytics company.
The state alleges the company, California-based 24x7digital LLC, encouraged kids who used games such as “TeachMe: 2nd Grade” to give their full names and other information when creating profiles. The app then sent names and a unique phone ID number to another company, according to the suit.
Under a federal law called the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, tech companies are supposed to get parents’ consent before collecting information on kids under 13.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.