Child Privacy Online: FTC Updates COPPA Rules

FTC's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 expanded to regulate behavioral tracking, plus geolocation data, photos, videos and audio recordings made by kids under 13.

Self-Regulation for Companies in COPPA Safe Harbors

What if your company had a buffer between it and the Federal Trade Commission, just as it’s enacted tough new rules in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)—someone who could pick up the phone and ask agency staff a question on your behalf, or provide you with warnings on non-compliance before a government investigator knocked on your door?

New Online Privacy Protection for Kids Takes Effect Today

New FTC rules give parents greater control over collection of info about their children providing much needed online privacy protection for those under 13.

COPPA: 10 Rules Every Business Should Know Before July 1

Ten questions that every developer should ask to conduct an internal COPPA audit and ensure compliance before the rules are expanded on July 1.

FTC Hints at Teen Privacy Enforcement in New COPPA Guides

In new guidance on its online privacy rule for children, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday pushed companies to voluntarily adopt protections for teens as well, continuing a crusade that attorneys fear will lead to enforcement actions under the agency's authority to police what it considers unfair or deceptive practices.

FTC Releases FAQs for COPPA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). That law was designed to protect children under 13 online by regulating how their personal information can be collected, used, and/or transferred.

New COPPA Rule and Compliance Challenges

The Federal Trade Commission has announced its long-awaited amendments to its rule implementing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The changes—which take effect on July 1, 2013–are significant and will alter the scope and obligations of the Rule in a number of ways.

FTC Updates COPPA Stamp of Approval for Parental Consent Tools

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), clarifying and updating the decade-old law protecting children’s information on line. The new “Rule” specifies how sites catering to children must handle personal information, and obtain parental consent when doing so.

Smartphone Apps Can Compromise Kids’ Data, FTC Says

Parents are finding it more difficult to keep their children's private personal data from being collected by mobile phone apps, according to a new report.

What Barack Obama Can Teach Tesco and Co

According to John Aristotle Phillips, speaking at this year’s Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford event, this experience is likely to become more common as mainstream brands such as Tesco seek to follow the lead set by the “sin” industries of gambling, drinking and tobacco in applying one of the main lessons of Barack Obama’s victory last month – the effectiveness of big data.

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