Topic: COPPA

Privacy Groups to FTC: Don't Delay Coppa [Updated]

Orgs accuse IAB, Apps Alliance of stalling implementation

The Federal Trade Commission is getting quite an earful over the pending July 1 implementation date for the updates to the children's online privacy laws. On Monday, a request for…

Loads of Companies Are Violating Children's Privacy

Requesting more time to comply

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…

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…

Path Settles Privacy Charges With FTC

Agency also releases staff report recommending mobile privacy guidelines

Path, a social networking app, agreed to settle privacy charges with the Federal Trade Commission that it collected personal information from users' mobile address books without their knowledge or consent.…

Eight Digital Trends to Watch in 2013

Look for Amazon to pounce, two-screen viewing to take hold and Pinterest to be bought

Making predictions in digital media can be a dangerous game. Conjecture such as "2006 is going to be the year of mobile" come to mind. How many of us this…

FTC Restricts Behavioral Targeting of Kids

New rules go into effect next July

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. The new rules amend the Children’s…

Nick Targeted in Kids' Privacy Complaint for SpongeBob App

Privacy group keeps up pressure on FTC

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…

IAB to FTC: Don't Be a Grinch

Cartoon blog warns Coppa updates could go too far

Let's hope the Federal Trade Commission has a sense of humor. On the eve of the agency's release of updates to the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act, the Interactive Advertising…

Faced With Privacy Complaint, Mobbles Pulls App

Kids' app collected personal info without parental permission

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. According…

Kids' Mobile Apps Under FTC Probe for Privacy Violations

Second agency report finds few have policies in place

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…