Thousands of Android apps potentially violate child protection law

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Thousands of Android apps potentially violate child protection law

A study conducted on child-directed Android apps from Google Play Store found over half may break US privacy law for under 13s

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We have written about the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) before. A new automated study found over 3,300 apps on the Google Play Store that exhibit behavior which could violate COPPA. Some my ask why the Play store is mentioned but not the App Store. It appears that the information for Apple's marketplace is more limited and was outside the scope of this study