The Pokémon Go trading app is an exciting, and highly addictive, new way to make money.
There are currently over 10 million users who have made $6.2 million by trading Pokemon in real time with their smartphones.
But there’s a catch.
The Pokémon Trading Company, an app that lets users trade their favourite Pokémon, has been suspended after it was found to be collecting data from its users without their knowledge or consent.
The company, based in the Netherlands, has refused to explain the issue and has instead taken to Twitter to defend itself against the accusations of copyright infringement.
“If the user has a legitimate reason to want to access the app data, it can be used to make real money,” it wrote.
“However, it must be made clear that Pokémon Trading Co. is a non-profit, and that the data is never used to track users or their progress in the game.”
Pokémon Trading Co has been under investigation since the launch of Pokémon Go in the United States, where the game was introduced on July 5.
The app has been banned in more than 30 countries, including Australia and Canada.
The developer says the app was not designed to collect data, and it has been blocked in more countries than any other app.
“Pokémon Trading Company has never collected or shared user data,” the company said in a statement.
“Pokémon Trading company is not connected with the Pokémon Trading company and is not a part of Pokémon Trading.”
However, there are concerns that the app collects user data without their consent, which is a violation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“The GDPR makes clear that the information collected on the app is subject to protection,” a spokesperson for the company told the ABC.
“As we have said many times, Pokémon Trading is not the app that collects the data.
Pokémon Trading does not collect any information, such as your name or email address.”
A spokeswoman for the Pokémon Company told the BBC that the company was “disappointed in the decision of the Dutch court” and had been working on “re-instating the app”.
“We have worked with the Dutch authorities to try to ensure that all users of the app are able to access their data,” she said.
The Pokémon Company has also said it was considering a legal challenge against the European Commission, which has the power to block or restrict the use of digital rights management (DRM) technologies, such that they are used in “unreasonable ways”.