Disney-owned social games studio accused of violating young gamers' privacy

Playdom pays $3m after ‘privacy abuse’ charge

Playdom has payed a $3m settlement after it was charged with breaking the U.S. Child Online Privacy Protection Act.

The social games studio – acquired by Disney last year – has published several titles such as the now closed Pony Stars. The Federal Trade Commission accused a number of these games of collecting children’s ages and email addresses, according to Kotaku.

This personal information that was later posted live without parental content. A reports observes that this is also in violation of Playdom’s internal policies.

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