BabyBus (Fujian) Network Technology Co., Ltd. ("BabyBus" or "Company") is a China-based developer of children's apps that markets dozens of apps for toddlers and young children mainly between the ages of 1 and 6. On December...more
The FTC recently approved a final Order resolving allegations that Google unfairly billed customers millions of dollars for unauthorized charges made by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store....more
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has denied AgeCheq, Inc.’s proposed verifiable parental consent method application, which relied on existing verifiable consent methods but also utilized a third-party common...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made good on its promise to actively enforce the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Here is what you should know about the latest enforcement actions...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that it seeks public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application proposed by AgeCheq, Inc., to enable apps, websites and advertisers to obtain parental consent...more
COPPA Gets Parental Consent Updates -
With changes that should make it easier to develop child-directed apps, the Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidance for verifying parental consent under the...more
Continuing our Blog’s updates on the Federal Trade Commission’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, we highlight that the FTC revised three portions of “Part...more
The FTC has issued three new FAQs clarifying the “verifiable parental consent” requirements under the COPPA Rule.
In one of the revised FAQs, the FTC reiterates that the COPPA Rule’s list of parental consent methods is...more
Some clarification and a bit more flexibility was forthcoming late last week from the Federal Trade Commission to help ease compliance with the “new” COPPA.
In its recent update to three FAQs in Section H (Verifiable...more
The FTC has updated its guidance regarding compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Amendments to its Frequently Asked Questions reveal a softened position on using credit cards to verify parental...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) modified guidelines it issues to developers who make apps specifically for children. App developers have taken advantage of the soaring lucrative app market aimed at a younger audience that...more
The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena.
Early last year, the FTC issued several staff...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently responded to three applications seeking approval for new methods for obtaining parental consent under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule....more
The Federal Trade Commission announced its sizeable settlement agreement with Apple, Inc. on Wednesday, over allegations that the company had violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by billing consumers...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 FTC has announced (press release) that it has unanimously approved the knowledge-based authentication method proposed by Imperium, LLC (“Imperium”) as a COPPA-compliant method of obtaining verifiable parental consent...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
FTC Shoots Down COPPA Compliance Request Based on Social Networking -
The Federal Trade Commission has denied an application from AssertID seeking the agency's approval of a proposed method of verifiable parental...more
On November 13, 2013, the FTC announced that it had denied AssertID Inc.'s ("AssertID") application for approval of a social network-based method of obtaining verifiable parental consent under the amended Children's Online...more
New technologies enable marketers to collect and analyze more — and more specific— data than ever before. Marketers can track consumers across the internet and mobile applications, and can deliver advertising based on...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
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted thumbs down in its first ruling under the new streamlined process adopted in its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule review for additional methods of securing...more
The FTC has announced that it is seeking public comment on a second verifiable consent method proposed under the Voluntary Commission Approval Process provision of the COPPA Rule. The proponent is Imperium, LLC (“Imperium”),...more
Yesterday, the FTC published a Federal Register notice requesting public comment on the first new method for obtaining verifiable parental consent submitted for FTC approval by AssertID, Inc under the Voluntary Commission...more
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