Webinar: Connected Toys, Chatbots, and COPPA: The Future Is Here

Published On January 17, 2017 | By Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg | FTC & State AG
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When your kids talk to a toy or chatbot, who really is listening and what are the legal implications of those conversations? In this webinar, ZwillGen’s FTC veterans, Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg, will discuss two hot issues that have grabbed or likely will soon have the FTC’s attention – connected toys and chatbots. Topics to be covered will include – what happens when you market interactive toys to children? Is COPPA implicated? How may you use the conversations consistent with federal law? Should talking to an electronic chatbot be treated in the same way as talking to a customer representative? Is the company charged with knowledge for everything that is said? Does it matter what analytics are done on the chatbot? Tune in to hear this compelling discussion. Additionally, ZwillGen’s founder, Marc Zwillinger will introduce the speakers and ask them hard questions. You won’t want to miss it.

Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

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About The Authors

Kandi counsels clients on privacy and data security issues, online and general advertising, and marketing practices, including COPPA compliance, student privacy, and the Internet of Things. Kandi advises companies on collecting, protecting, and using consumer data and helps them develop and implement comprehensive privacy and security programs. Drawing on her tenure at the FTC, Kandi assists clients in responding to FTC and state AG enforcement actions. Prior to joining ZwillGen, Kandi spent eight years in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. While at the FTC, Kandi served on detail for six months to the United States Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Stacey advises clients on a wide range of privacy and data security issues. A veteran of the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Stacey assists clients in responding to FTC investigations involving potential violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act, the FTC’s advertising guidelines, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). She also helps clients respond to investigations by State Attorneys General. Stacey helps clients implement sound security and privacy practices and provides compliance training to employees. Stacey is on the faculty at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she teaches on technology and privacy-related issues.