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App Maker Pays $100K to Settle COPPA Action

To resolve allegations of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) violations, a Chinese software and consumer electronics company agreed to pay the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office $100,000 and change its...more

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by BakerHostetler on

In This Issue: - CARU Corrects Kudos’ COPPA Consent Crack-up - Tech Specs Released for Transparency and Consent Framework - FTC Mutes Alleged Deceptive Amplifier Claims - Business Groups Demand Clarity on Autodialers -...more

FTC Puts Kids’ Smart Watch Companies in Time Out for COPPA Violation

Answering the centuries’ old question, it appears it is the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that watches the watchmen. The FTC sent warning letters to a pair of foreign app developers cautioning them that their practices of...more

Healthcare Litigation - April 2018

Mental Health and Minors: Proceed With Caution! - Imagine representing a party in a lawsuit concerning coverage for mental health services. The lawsuit was brought by the parents of a minor child. The client received a...more

Implementation of Adoptee’s Rights Act in Missouri

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Some parents decide to put their child up for various reasons. It used to be that it was difficult for somebody who was put up for adoption to find out the identify of their birth parents. Certainly, not all of those who...more

How Will The General Data Protection Regulation Affect Your Sweepstakes Across the Pond

by Verrill Dana LLP on

As was made pretty clear last week from the 1,400 hours of Congressional testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, the USA may want to follow the lead of the EU and adopt laws similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – March, 2018

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: Our school has a number of security cameras, which are a blessing and a curse. Sure, it is nice to be able to identify students who are up to no good. Originally published in the CAS Weekly...more

Online Talent Agency Stars in FTC’s 30th COPPA Case

On February 5, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its most recent Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) case against Explore Talent, an online talent agency marketed to aspiring actors and models....more

Consent for Treatment of Minors in Idaho

by Holland & Hart LLP on

In Idaho, persons under the age of 18 ("minors") may consent to their own healthcare in only limited circumstances. Treatment of a minor without proper consent may expose the practitioner to tort liability for lack of...more

COPPA, FTC Act Violations for Talent Agency

A talent agency was the target of the 30th Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) based on allegations it failed to obtain parental consent before collecting personal...more

Child’s Play: VTech Settles FTC Lawsuit Over Data Security in Connected Toys

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On January 8, 2018, the FTC announced that VTech, maker of electronic toys for children, agreed to settle charges that it violated the law by collecting personal information without parental consent....more

Voice Recordings, Interconnected Apps and Parental Consent: An Update on COPPA Privacy Compliance

by Stinson Leonard Street on

As children's activities on the Internet have expanded, many states and the federal government have enacted legislation to regulate such activities and other "smart" children’s products—products that collect, transmit or...more

FTC Carves New Path for Collecting Voice Recordings from Children Without Parental Consent

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided new guidance on how it will enforce the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) against companies collecting voice recordings from children, loosening the rules on how...more

IoT Device Companies: COPPA Lessons Learned from VTech’s FTC Settlement

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

In “IoT Device Companies: Add COPPA to Your "To Do" Lists,” I summarized the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s June, 2017 guidance that IoT companies selling devices used by children will be subject to the Children’s Online...more

Toy Company Settles DOJ Complaint Alleging Violations of Children’s Online Privacy Rule and FTC Act

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a settlement with an electronic toy manufacturer for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) and the FTC Act. The COPPA Rule prohibits unfair or...more

Toying With Children’s Data: Lessons From the FTC’s First Connected Toys Settlement Action

by BakerHostetler on

Every year, especially around the holidays, more and more products that connect to the internet hit the market. For adults, connected home devices that act like personal domestic assistants have become increasingly popular....more

FTC Brings First-Ever “Connected” Toys Privacy and Data Security Case; US, Canada, and Hong Kong Privacy Regulators Coordinate...

by WilmerHale on

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought its first-ever privacy and data security case involving Internet-connected toys. VTech Electronics Limited and its US subsidiary (VTech), maker of...more

FTC Announces Settlement Involving Connected Toys

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Earlier this week, the FTC announced its first settlement involving internet-connected toys. The FTC alleged that the Kid Connect app used with some of VTech’s toys collected personal information from hundreds of thousands of...more

Collecting Information From Children

The United States has relatively few restrictions on collecting information from children off-line. Efforts to collect information from children over the internet, however, are regulated by the Children’s Online Privacy...more

FTC’s New COPPA Guidance on Recording Children’s Voices: Five Tips for App Developers and Toymakers to Comply

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission on October 23, 2017, provided guidance on how it will enforce the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) with respect to audio recordings of children. This comes as part of a wave of...more

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by BakerHostetler on

Internet technology has slowly grown to rival and in some cases supplant traditional broadcast news sources. In the wake of this sea change, long-established certitudes about the role played by media providers are being...more

Toy Website Can’t Play Around With COPPA

In considering a toy website’s online promotion, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit recommended that the company improve its privacy practices in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)...more

FTC Provides Additional Guidance on COPPA Policy for Voice Recordings

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clarified in recent guidance how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to internet-connected device companies and other businesses that collect and use children’s...more

FTC Schools “Smart” Toys with Updated COPPA Compliance Guidance

by Hogan Lovells on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released an updated guidance document for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). The revised guidance, released on June 21, 2017, explicitly identifies...more

FTC's New Guidance on COPPA is a Wake-Up Call to Review Your Privacy Policy

by Baker Donelson on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its compliance plan for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Introduced in 1998, COPPA establishes the guidelines under which personal information may be...more

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