In the Matter of Echometrix, Inc.

Complaint, Request for Investigation, Injunction, and Other Relief

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EPIC to FTC: "Parental Control" Software Firms Gather Data for Marketing

EPIC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Echometrix, the developers of parental control software that monitors children’s online activity. Echometrix analyzes the information collected from children and sells the data to third parties for market-intelligence research. The EPIC complaint alleges that Echometrix engages in unfair and deceptive trade practices by representing that the software protects children online while simultaneously collecting and disclosing information about children's online activity. The complaint further alleges that Echometrix’s practices violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting and disclosing information from children under the age of 13. The EPIC complaint asks the FTC to stop these practices, seek compensation for victims, and ensure that Echometrix’s collection and disclosure practices comply with COPPA.

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, D.C. Circuit, Federal Admin Agencies | United States


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