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 California legislature is busily at work, staying at the forefront with the development of data privacy laws. More than 15 bills related to data privacy concerns are currently making their way through the legislature, and...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
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics tabled its Report, entitled “Privacy and Social Media in the Age of Big Data” on April 23, 2013....more
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
There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) these days, particularly in the privacy arena. In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate...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 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
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) was enacted to place parents in control over what information is collected, used and disclosed from young children online. COPPA applies to operators of commercial...more
Authorship credit: Michael Young
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
Two and a half years after initiating a review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (the “Rule”), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on December 19, 2012 that the Rule will be amended to clarify...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
After a two-year comment process, the Federal Trade Commission adopted its long-awaited amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule in December 2012. The amendments, which go into effect July 1, 2013,...more
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently updated the rule for children’s online privacy protection, expanding a business’s obligations and accountability for online data collection activities....more
Originally published in Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada - December 2012 Volume 13, No. 8.
In A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada determined that a 15-year-old can proceed anonymously...more
In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced on December 19, 2012, that it has adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that strengthen privacy protections online and give parents greater...more
At one time, parenting was a lot simpler. All parents had to worry about was their child’s behavior in school, on the playground or around the dinner table. Children lived in protected, limited universes and interactions were...more
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we examine why social media marketing strategies should be concerned with clearing more than just copyrights; we revisit...more
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