Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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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