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'Angry Birds' owner Rovio hit with US children's privacy suit by New Mexico AG

By Mike Swift
  • 26 Aug 2021 14:00
  • 26 Aug 2021 14:57
Rovio Entertainment Corp., maker of the “Angry Birds” games and movies, has been sued by New Mexico’s attorney general on US claims that data-extraction code built into its apps harvested the personal information of children in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Filed in federal court in Albuquerque,

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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