Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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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FTC Releases Business Guide for Mobile Apps

September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Underscoring their view that long-standing FTC guidance for fair and transparent consumer privacy practices applies equally to mobile applications, on September 5th, the FTC released Marketing Your Mobile App: Get It Right from the Start...

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On 8/22, the Center for Digital Democracy (“CDD”) and a group of children’s advocate groups sent a letter to the FTC seeking to supplement the record in the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) proceeding. ...

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Last Wednesday (August 1st), the FTC released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding its expansion of several aspects of COPPA — and supplementing the NPRM it released last September (see the ZwillGen blog post for...

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The FTC published a Notice seeking comments on additional proposed changes to the existing Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule.  The FTC stated that it made the changes after reviewing comments filed in response...

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This morning, the FTC released a Staff Report titled, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing.”  The report presents the results of a survey conducted by the FTC of mobile apps offered for children...

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Yesterday, the FTC released its long-awaited proposed changes to the Child Online Privacy Protection Act Rule and began the comment period.  Undoubtedly, the proposed rules will spur comment from online companies who already face such...

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