Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

With the fast-approaching compliance deadline of January 1, 2015 and no guidance from the California AG’s office, online and mobile service operators are still wondering if and how California’s new “Privacy Rights for California Minors...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 12:30-1:30 pm EST Presenters: Ken Dreifach and Mason Weisz For our final webinar in our Boot Camp series, Ken Dreifach and Mason Weisz will provide an analysis of the key current business and...

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In a decision that should ease the concerns of Internet providers, Facebook and its Sponsored Stories Program survived an attack from a putative class of minor plaintiffs in the Northern District of California....

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Both the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently submitted amicus briefs in the appeal of Facebook’s settlement with 150 million of its members relating to Facebook’s use of member photos...

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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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