Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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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New COPPA Rulemaking Released Today

September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

See below for a link to the new proposed rules and request for comment.   We will post analysis later today. http://www.ftc.gov/os/2011/09/110915coppa.pdf...

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The FTC has agreed to settle a case at the intersection of privacy, mobile computing, and children.  In what it described as “the Commission’s first case involving mobile applications,” the FTC announced on August 15...

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On Friday, May 6, Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Ed Markey (D-MA) released a discussion draft of the Do Not Track Kids Online Act of 2011. If passed, the bill would amend the existing Children’s...

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