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…

November 14, 2013, 4:08 PM EST

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…

April 25, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

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…

December 19, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

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…

December 17, 2012, 10:03 AM EST

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…

December 14, 2012, 11:55 AM EST

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…

December 11, 2012, 9:29 AM EST

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…

December 10, 2012, 12:29 PM EST