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On Jan. 1, 2015, California’s “Online Eraser” law will take effect, requiring websites and other online service operators to delete on demand any content posted by minors. The law also prohibits such operators from sharing...more
Yelp’s $450,000 settlement with the FTC in September should serve as an important reminder for all owners and operators of websites or mobile apps – even if your site is not for kids, you need to know and abidge by what the...more
Online services that ask for the age of users as part of the registration process will be deemed to have “actual knowledge” of that information. Whether or not one’s site is directed to children, a registration process that...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
Last week, the FTC announced approval of a new Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), called iKeepSafe. The program was created by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a nonprofit...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 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved an additional method for website operators and mobile application ("app") developers to obtain parental consent to collect identifying information from children. It also...more
Following the adoption of a California law protecting minors under the age of 18 online, Delaware has now introduced House Bill 261, which would add a new section called the Child Online Protection Act to Title 6 of the...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 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
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
What Is COPPA?
•Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, enacted by Congress in 1998
•Congress directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, to issue and enforce regulations...more
In one month, on July 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission’s most recent amendments to its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (“COPPA Rule”) will go into effect. These changes include a variety of requirements...more
Regulators have historically taken a reactive approach to privacy and information security issues related to websites and mobile apps, often waiting to take action until a potential violation has been brought to their...more
In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued updated rules to the Child's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which significantly expand COPPA's scope and application. COPPA, which governs the collection,...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 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its final rule amendments today in the Federal Register updating the FTC regulations that implement the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA Rule)....more
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