children's privacy

Facebook Parents Object to Use of Teens’ Images in Ads

A group of Facebook parents are seeking to overturn a recent class action settlement because it allows the social network to use teens' images in ads without parental consent. Margaret Becker of Brooklyn, N.Y., decided to appeal the settlement after she saw her daughter being used in an ad promoting a band.

The Hawks and Doves of Washington’s Privacy Debate

Ever since Edward Snowden's revelations about government surveillance, every day has been data privacy day in Washington. But Tuesday is the official day Congress designated in 2009 to raise consumer awareness.

Marvel, Hello Kitty May Have Run Afoul Children’s Privacy Laws

Marvel and Sanrio, two of the biggest brands in the kids online marketing space, may be in violation of online children's privacy laws. According to a watchdog group, Disney's MarvelKids.com and Sanrio's Hello Kitty Carnival app fail to obtain parental consent from kids under 13 prior to tracking and collecting personal information about them.

Facebook Goes Ahead With Updates to Data Use Policy

Facebook went ahead Friday with edits to its data use policy that the social network says really changes nothing about its advertising and policy practices.

California Paves the Way for Privacy

If not for California, consumer privacy law would be at a complete standstill.

Video Game Group Unveils Mobile Privacy Certification Plan

Just in time for the updates of the Children's Online Privacy Protection (Coppa) law to go into effect, the group that manages privacy self-regulation for the video game industry has expanded its program to cover mobile apps and help companies comply with the Federal Trade Commission's new rules.

Privacy Groups Mobilize to Monitor Kids Sites and Apps

Stricter children's online privacy rules go into effect July 1, and privacy groups are getting ready to make sure websites and mobile apps targeting kids under 12 toe those newly drawn lines.

FTC’s Privacy Guru Named Head of Bureau of Consumer Protection

Jessica Rich, a 20-year Federal Trade Commission career attorney and expert in privacy, data and identity protection, and new technologies was named the new director of the agency's bureau of consumer protection. FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced Rich's appointment today along with six other senior staff appointments.

FTC Won’t Delay Implementing Updated Children’s Privacy Rules

Websites and mobile apps directed to kids under 13 won't get any extra wiggle room to come into compliance with new digital privacy regulations. The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to keep the July 1 implementation date for the updated Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.

Loads of Companies Are Violating Children’s Privacy

Children’s privacy is so sensitive that all it took for kids game Mobbles to pre-emptively pull its app last December was a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by a privacy group.