Topic: children's privacy

Facebook Parents Object to Use of Teens' Images in Ads

File to overturn controversial class action settlement

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…

The Hawks and Doves of Washington's Privacy Debate

Which government officials will influence data privacy in 2014?

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…

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

Complaints filed with FTC are first since rules were updated

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…

Facebook Goes Ahead With Updates to Data Use Policy

Says language changes do not affect a change in 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. The language changes, proposed in September…

California Paves the Way for Privacy

Taking the reins on behalf of the nation

If not for California, consumer privacy law would be at a complete standstill. Despite Google’s recent move to sell and embed user endorsements in advertising and Facebook’s decision to make users’…

Video Game Group Unveils Mobile Privacy Certification Plan

ESRB revamps program to comply with new children's laws

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…

Privacy Groups Mobilize to Monitor Kids Sites and Apps

Stricter online and mobile laws go into effect July 1

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…

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

Appointment signals privacy will continue to be a commission priority

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…

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

Six months to come into compliance with Coppa is 'adequate'

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…

New FTC Chair Ramirez Outlines Privacy Stance

Won't shy away from enforcement actions

In her first public policy remarks since becoming chairman of the Federal Trade Commission on March 4, Edith Ramirez said Friday she plans to continue the agency’s work in shaping…