The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1998 to protect children's privacy by regulating what personal information may be collected from... more +
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1998 to protect children's privacy by regulating what personal information may be collected from children's online activity. The law applies to commercial websites and online services directed at children under thirteen years of age and regulates how personal information may be collected, stored or used.
FTC Hits Path with $800k Fine, Continues to Make Mobile Privacy a Priority
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unanimously voted this week to keep July 1, 2013, as the effective date for the amended Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule).1 The COPPA Rule applies to operators of...more
The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously this week to keep the July 1, 2013, compliance date for the new COPPA Rule. Representatives from several industry groups had asked the FTC to delay the compliance date to give...more
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D) has announced that his office is launching a new Internet Privacy Unit designed to address issues related to online privacy and to ensure that companies are in compliance with...more
On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") published a nonbinding guide directed at mobile application ("mobile app") developers, to inform developers on how to best comply with truth-in-advertising and basic...more
On September 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a guide to help developers of mobile applications (apps) observe truth-in-advertising and fundamental privacy principles when developing, offering, and...more
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