On September 16, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that mobile app developers Yelp and TinyCo each settled cases with the FTC on COPPA 2.0 non-compliance issues. Both companies’ apps collected personally identifiable information from children under 13 without seeking advance permission from the parents of the children.
Others who know much more about government affairs than me have told me this timetable is pretty normal. It’s important to remember that the public doesn’t hear about FTC activities until they are completed.
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