Topic: kids privacy

Markey, Barton Bring Back Do Not Track Kids Bill

It would extend digital privacy protections to teens 13-15

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…

FTC Issues FAQ Guidance on Updated Children's Privacy Rules

Kids websites and apps have 10 weeks to implement changes

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…

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…