X Corp targeted by Dutch privacy class action, Musk violated FTC order

13/09/2023 | TechCrunch

X Corp (formerly Twitter) and mobile platform MoPub (which Twitter used to own) are being targeted by another Dutch privacy damages class action lawsuit for the “illegal trafficking” of millions of app users’ personal data.

The lawsuit claims MoPub tracked app users without consent, collecting their data while using third-party software like games, period trackers, and dating apps. This personal data was then shared and traded with numerous companies without the individuals' knowledge or consent, a violation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The suit is an opt-out class claim, meaning that individuals are automatically included unless they choose to opt-out.

Meanwhile,  Axios reports that Elon Musk made several business decisions after taking over Twitter that went against the company's internal policies and may have violated a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. The Justice Department published these depositions in a court filing on Tuesday. The Washington Post reported on this development.

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