Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

After approving the kidSAFE Seal Program in February, the FTC announced last week that it would be considering another candidate – the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (“iKeepSafe”)– for the safe harbor program under the Children’s...

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For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has pre-approved a proposed form of parental verification under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) beyond the methods explicitly authorized under the FTC’s COPPA Rule....

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has rejected a proposed form of parental verification under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) that would allow parents’ “friends” on social networks to vouch for their identities.  The...

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On September 23, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will become the “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World” when it becomes effective on January 1, 2015.  The bill,...

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On September 3, the California legislature passed a bill that would require websites and online services to revise their privacy policies to describe their practices with respect to “do not track” mechanisms and third party...

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How do we know you are who you say you are?  Authenticating a user’s identity is an ongoing struggle for developers, merchants, lawmakers and consumers.  An ideal solution balances costs for providers and convenience for...

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The FTC (via email blast) provided further clarification of the standards that third party ad networks and platforms would be held to, under the new COPPA Rule. To recap recent history: when the FTC announced...

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The FTC recently announced that more than 90 businesses located in the U.S. and abroad, including mobile applications, were sent “educational” letters reminding them of the looming July 1, 2013 deadline to comply with the...

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Despite requests from the Internet Association, Interactive Advertising Bureau, US Chamber of Commerce, the Application Developers Alliance, and a group of other trade associations, the FTC has decided to retain the July 1, 2013 effective...

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FTC Releases Long-Awaited COPPA FAQs

April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FTC released its revised COPPA FAQs, which companies have been eagerly awaiting since the release of the FTC’s revised COPPA Rule in December 2012. The FTC’s press release issued in connection with the revised...

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