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United States Privacy Digest | Arkansas files lawsuits against TikTok, Meta; Amazon, Meta seek federal lawsuit dismissals Related reading: The 'hidden obligation' rides again! EU representatives under GDPR, DSA, NIS2 and others



  • The state of Arkansas brought lawsuits 28 March against social media companies TikTok and Meta, alleging the companies deceived consumers about children's safety on their platforms, ABC News reports. In total, two lawsuits were brought against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, and another against Meta for alleged violations of the state's deceptive trade practices act.
  • Meta asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a federal class-action lawsuit alleging it tracks smartphone users through its in-app browser, MediaPost reports. Plaintiffs allege Meta embeds a tracking code when users navigate the web through Facebook or Instagram apps, but Meta argued the complaint is grounded in theoretical research.
  • Amazon sought dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging its smart speaker, Alexa, uses voice data to target customers with advertising, MediaPost reports. The company sought dismissal on the grounds it did not misrepresent disclosures surrounding how the company uses customer voice data.

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