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Mattel among companies fined for tracking data about children

Mattel among companies fined for tracking data about children

The New York state attorney general announced settlements Tuesday with Mattel, Viacom, Hasbro and JumpStart Games to stop them from using or allowing tracking technology on their popular children's websites. 

The settlements require El Segundo-based Mattel, Viacom and JumpStart to pay penalties totaling $835,000 following a two-year investigation into violations of the 1998 federal law that prohibits unauthorized collection of children's personal information on websites directed at users under 13. Hasbro won't pay a penalty because it was enrolled in a Federal Trade Commission-approved online-privacy program that had some problems, according to the attorney...

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