Walt Disney’s Internet subsidiary, along with several partners, are being sued for allegedly spying on minors. The company is accused of using cookies known as “Flash Cookies” to track personal information of users, many of whom are minors.
The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Walt Disney Internet Group, Clearspring Technologies, Warner Bros. Records, and several other companies, alleges that the companies shared cookie tracking information and failed to warn users regarding the information sharing agreements.
“Using Flash cookies to re-identify users overrides this control, with little available redress for users,“ the complaint states. “Although users may arguably protect themselves by periodically deleting their Flash cookies as well, the means for doing so are extremely obscure and difficult even for savvy consumers to use.“
The complaint is here