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
On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced an agreement with social network mobile application ("app") operator Path, Inc. ("Path") to settle the FTC's claims that Path collected personal information...more
Building on the privacy concepts articulated in their December 2012 report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report on February 1, which recommends a framework for mobile privacy. Like the report issued...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Path Inc. to Settle Charges Over Collecting Kids' Data
- Feds Urge App Makers, Mobile Operating...more
The Federal Trade Commission has emphasized in the past that general privacy protections in the website space apply equally to mobile services, but a new FTC Staff Report released on Friday hones in on some privacy...more
Late last week, social application Path was hit with a $800,000 fine from the Federal Trade Commission—the largest fine ever given to mobile app developer. On the very same day, the FTC new mobile app privacy guidelines. You...more
On February 1, 2012, “smart journal” application provider, Path, Inc. (“Path”) agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) charges that it deceived consumers and improperly collected personal information in violation of...more
On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Path, Inc., a social networking mobile application developer. Path offers and distributes "smart journal" mobile apps, which permit users to...more
The FTC announced a potentially groundbreaking settlement with the social networking app Path and released an important new staff report on Mobile Privacy Disclosures late last week.
The FTC’s Settlement with Path...more
The FTC guidance released February 1 is Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency: A Federal Trade Commission Staff Report. In Mobile Privacy Disclosures, the FTC as the primary federal regulator on...more
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At a press conference this morning, outgoing FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced an $800,000 settlement of its recent enforcement action against Path, the operator of a social networking...more
Full text copy of Federal Trade Commission Jon Leibowitz’s remarks on the agency’s $800,000 settlement with social networking app Path for deceiving users by collecting personal information without authorization, and by...more
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