Parents can file a class-action lawsuit to protect their children from online games, including the snake game, that can take away their kids’ privacy, according to a new report from Consumer Watchdog.
The class action lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California in the case of a 17-year-old girl is a response to the “torture” game, according a press release from Consumer’s Watchdog: “Torture is a cruel and unusual punishment, which violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unnatural punishments.
Torture is an egregious violation of privacy.”
The lawsuit was filed in California by the girl’s parents.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the alleged loss of privacy in connection with the game, which the girl played while her parents watched.
The company that produces the snake-themed game has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The game is available for download on the Google Play Store, and the company said in a statement that the game is “not affiliated with or endorsed by Google.”
“Parents have the right to protect the privacy of their children and their personal information, including but not limited to, personal information collected by Google Play Services and their children’s Google Play Account,” the company added.