Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

In its first children’s privacy case involving internet-connected toys, the FTC has received $650,000 from and settled allegations with VTech Electronics, a manufacturer and seller of electronic learning products (ELPs). The FTC alleged that VTech...

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The California Department of Justice has issued recommendations for privacy and security practices in the education technology (Ed Tech) industry. The report, entitled Ready for School: Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the...

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The FTC sent a loud signal, in the form of a $925,000 settlement with mobile ad network InMobi, that the Commission’s focus on ad tech data privacy is not limited to app developers and websites,...

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Three years ago the FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Those amendments significantly changed the Rule in several ways, including by classifying persistent identifiers as “personal information” and prohibiting child-directed apps...

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The third annual privacy sweep conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a cross-border network of privacy regulators, has yielded good news and bad news for children’s apps and websites. The bad news—a May...

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The Federal Trade Commission and 27 members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), which comprises privacy enforcement agencies worldwide, are joining forces to continue efforts to better protect children’s privacy online. To aid these...

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