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.

For Children, a Lie on Facebook Has Consequences, Study Finds

A federal law intended to protect children’s privacy may unwittingly lead them to reveal too much on Facebook, a provocative new academic study shows, in the latest example of how difficult it is to regulate the digital lives of minors.

Congressmen Voice Concerns About Facebook Plans

Two congressmen voiced concerns Monday following a Wall Street Journal report that Facebook was exploring ways to let kids join the social network without lying about their age.

FTC Approves Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle International, as a “safe harbor” program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) on Friday.

FTC OKs New Compliance Program For Kids’ Online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission said Friday it would allow an Aristotle International Inc. program to establish children's online privacy guidelines and oversee compliance with those guidelines, making Aristotle just the fifth organization to win safe harbor under an agency rule.

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