If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably read about the sudden removal of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob game in the App Store, which, according to the Center for Digital Democracy, has violated the children’s online privacy law. Well, the popular channel is now saying that it is planning to re-submit its “SpongeBob Diner Dash” app to Apple’s App Store. Nickelodeon is also saying that its app did not collect kid’s email addresses, names, and other personal information.
“After an initial investigation and thorough review of our SpongeBob Diner Dash mobile application, we can confirm that no names, email addresses or other personally identifiable information were collected, and, therefore, we believe that no violation of COPPA occurred,” the company said in a statement. “Nickelodeon has long prided itself as being a leader in COPPA compliance, and we are looking forward to maintaining that leadership position in the industry as the FTC unveils its updated guidelines.”
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