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Google made good on the rumors and the company’s subsequent promise last December to create a family-friendly version of its popular YouTube service with its launch on Monday of the YouTube Kids app. Available on both the App...more
In this issue:
- Privacy and Data Security in Transactions: What's the Deal?
- Consumer and Financial Institution Class Actions Survive Motions to Dismiss in Target Data Breach Litigation
- California Amends...more
2014 was a busy year for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC announced something new under COPPA nearly every month, including...more
On January 28, the FTC released a comprehensive report detailing what the so-called “Internet of Things” is, how it is being used, and how both consumers and businesses can protect themselves. The report defines the Internet...more
In This Issue:
- What’s in a Like?
- R.I.P.: The Facebook “Like” Gate
- Facebook Dislikes Fake Likes
- Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a settlement with online review site, Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer, TinyCo, Inc., against separate charges that the companies were collecting children’s...more
As online activity shifts to mobile devices, regulators are watching. Last week, Yelp agreed to settle a claim with the FTC for $450,000 for its alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As...more
As part of our ongoing updates on guidance the Federal Trade Commission offers through its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to its updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, we note that recently...more
On January 1, 2014, California’s Online Privacy Protection Act was updated to include changes that will impact nearly every US business managing a commercial website that collects consumer personally identifiable...more
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule (16 CFR § 312 et seq.), effective July 1, 2013, allows industry groups and companies to apply for FTC approval of new parental...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has approved a new method for companies to obtain parents’ verifiable consent for online collection and use of children’s personal information under the Children’s Online Privacy...more
California Online Protection Act -
Significant compliance obligations with children’s privacy rules!
Last December, the FTC gave to us the long awaited (or maybe not so much by covered entities!) final amendments to the 14-year old Children’s Online...more
Operators of Internet websites and online services, online applications or mobile applications (online media) will be prohibited from targeting minors with advertisements for goods that a minor cannot legally purchase and...more
On November 12, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), in a 4-0 vote, denied AssertID’s application for approval of a proposed verifiable parental consent (“VPC”) method under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection...more
A bipartisan, bicameral effort is again underway to extend current law and impose new restraints on the online tracking of children and teens under the age of 16. As promised, on Thursday, Nov.14, 2013, Senator Edward Markey...more
California became the first state to sign into law a bill that requires websites and apps to provide an “eraser button” to its users under the age of 18. The law, S.B. 568 signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, has two...more
On July 1st of this year, new amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) came into effect, with perhaps the most pronounced changes being the expansion of COPPA to apply to geolocation...more
On September 23, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 568, which prohibits an operator of a website, online service, online application, or mobile application from (i) marketing or advertising certain products or...more
Right on the heels of game-changing revisions to the federal rule implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and almost immediately following another change to the California Online Privacy Protection Act...more
Following up on the new Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule that went into effect on July 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission has released an updated set of FAQs to provide additional clarity and...more
On July 1, 2013 the FTC’s amended COPPA Rule went into effect....more
Two bills designed to facilitate the removal of minors’ personal information from social networking sites are currently under consideration in the California State Assembly, after being approved in the upper house of the...more
New amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule go into effect today, July 1, 2013. Amongst the significant changes introduced by the new Rule, the newly expanded definition of “personal information” and new...more
In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule or Rule). The COPPA Rule creates extensive parental notice and consent requirements, among...more
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