Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Congressional Hearing Focused on Data Broker Collection of Sensitive Data, Including Data from Children

COPPA Enforcement Shifts to DPIP

February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FTC is  in the process of moving COPPA enforcement duties from the Division of Advertising Practices (DAP) to its Division of Privacy and Identity Protection  (DPIP) This seems like a logical transition, as DPIP...

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Frequent readers of this blog may have noticed a significant increase in federal and state regulatory scrutiny over privacy and data security concerning mobile applications over the last year.  This has included FTC enforcement actions...

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FTC Releases Final Amendments to COPPA Rule

January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

On December 19, 2012, the FTC released its final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  With a few exceptions, the final Rules largely track the changes that the FTC proposed in its...

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Earlier this week, Ken Dreifach blogged about how COPPA’s New Rule Affects Ad Networks. Today, we look at how the new rules will impact general audience and teen-directed websites when they take effect on July...

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How COPPA’s New Rule Affects Ad Networks

January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FTC’s new revisions to the COPPA Rule (16 CFR 312) have extended COPPA’s requirements beyond websites and conventional “operators” to include third parties such as advertising networks. Between now and July 1, 2013 –...

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FTC Releases Long-Awaited COPPA Amendments

December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

At a press conference hosted by Sen. Rockefeller, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the release of the FTC’s long-awaited final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).   The FTC believes the new...

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On Wednesday, 12/19/12, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz will announce the FTC’s final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”).  The FTC first released proposed amendments to the Rule in September 2011 (see ZwillGen...

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On 12/13, Reps. Ed Markey and Joe Barton held a bipartisan congressional briefing in which they questioned representatives of the data broker industry about their data collection and use practices.  In particular, the questions focused...

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On 11/15/12, a class action complaint was filed on behalf of a 16-year old child against Google, alleging that Google scans emails sent by minors for advertising purposes, which is in violation of federal and...

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Artist Arena, the operator of fan websites for celebrities Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez, has agreed to settle FTC charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) by collecting...

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