FTC Votes 4-0 to Approve Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program as “Safe Harbor”

The FTC announced Friday that commissioners voted unanimously to approve 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).

Aristotle Earns Safe Harbor Status from FTC

The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle, just got word today that it was approved by the FTC as a "safe harbor" program.

Facebook Declines Congressional Privacy Caucus Invitation

Facebook declined an invitation to explain how it protects the online privacy of children and teens to the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, and co-chairmen Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), have made public their disappointment.

Will Facebook Get Serious About Online Privacy?

Interview with Marketplace's Steve Henn on Facebook and Online Privacy.

Children’s Online Privacy Panel

California Attorney General Kamala Harris had just managed to successfully unnerve a group of about 100 parents and educators with this online exchange between two 16-year-olds. Those in the crowd, which had gathered Monday night at the Center For Early Education for a panel on children's online privacy, muttered worriedly among themselves as they tried to decipher the instant message language.

Controversial Online Piracy Bill, Gains Support

Several lawmakers expressed support Wednesday for a controversial online piracy bill aimed at curbing online piracy as lobbying over the issue reached a fever pitch.

The Circuit: E.U. Privacy, Online Piracy, Facebook

In an interview with The Washington Post, the European Union’s chief privacy regulator, Viviane Reding, said that self-regulation measures can be “little more than a fig leaf,” and that every citizen has a right to his or her own data.

Flawed Facebook Research

From the Center for Digital Democracy, flawed Facebook and COPPA study funded by Microsoft fails to ask the right questions, presents disturbing conflicts of interest throughout.

The Problem with Parents Helping Kids Lie to Get on Facebook

A new study from Harvard, New York University and Berkeley researchers finds that "many parents knowingly allow their children to lie about their age--in fact, often help them to do so--in order to gain access to age-restricted sites in violation of those sites' terms of service."

Tighter Preteen Privacy Rules Urged

The Federal Trade Commission wants to broaden the requirements on the collection of personal information by websites and online apps, as well as how they obtain parental approval.

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