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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘COPPA’

FTC’s Stricter Rules on Collecting Kid’s Data Are Now in Effect

Today, the Federal Trade Commission’s updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rules officially go into effect. The modifications, first announced last year, attempt to keep the safeguards on the collection of young children’s information current with expanding technology. The new rules not only extend the scope of what is meant by “personal information” to include things like geolocation data, but …

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Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today that Path has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived users by collecting personal info from mobile device address books without users’ knowledge and consent and violated COPPA . Path is now required to establish a “comprehensive” privacy program, obtain independent privacy assessments every other year for the next 20 years (similar …

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FTC Strengthens Online Privacy Rules For Children

As has been documented many times before, us adults on the Internet really have no privacy. Advertisers want to know what we’re doing to sell us products, and the government wants to know what we’re doing in case we’re terrorists. Children, however, still enjoy quite a bit of privacy online, and new FTC rules are going to ensure they’re even …

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