kids' privacy

Markey, Barton Bring Back Do Not Track Kids Bill

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) aren't giving up on passing legislation to extend online and mobile privacy protections to teens 13 to 15. On Thursday, the privacy duo, along with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), re-introduced the Do Not Track Kids Act.

FTC Issues FAQ Guidance on Updated Children’s Privacy Rules

Four months after the Federal Trade Commission passed sweeping updates to the children's online privacy law, the agency released a key document that websites and mobile apps directed to children will need to consult in order to become compliant by July 1.

FTC Restricts Behavioral Targeting of Kids

Flanked by the leading privacy hawks in Congress, Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz Wednesday unveiled tighter rules to strengthen kids online and mobile privacy.

Nick Targeted in Kids’ Privacy Complaint for SpongeBob App

Hoping to pressure the Federal Trade Commission to step up its enforcement of kids' privacy laws, the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint against Nickelodeon and PlayFirst's SpongeBob Diner Dash app game.In the game, children help SpongeBob seat, serve and please customers in five Bikini Bottom restaurants run by the greedy Mr. Krabs.

IAB to FTC: Don’t Be a Grinch

Let's hope the Federal Trade Commission has a sense of humor.

Faced With Privacy Complaint, Mobbles Pulls App

Mobbles pre-emptively took its mobile app for kids temporarily offline this morning after learning that a privacy group would be filing a complaint against it with the Federal Trade Commission.

Kids’ Mobile Apps Under FTC Probe for Privacy Violations

Mobile apps for kids are still flunking in terms of privacy. Most don't even have a privacy policy and far too many kids' apps are sharing information about kids with ad networks and other third parties, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission.

FTC Charges Artist Arena With Violating Kids’ Online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Warner Music’s Artist Arena—which operates fan sites for performers such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna—for violating the online privacy of 100,000 children under the age of 13.