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Perhaps the best take away here is that if you need an age gate to make sure you have a third party watching your back. This is not a place to make a mistake as the Yelp case shows.

Make sure you have a strong business need to age screen to begin with. Age gates are not mandatory under COPPA and one way to make sure you don’t violate the Rule is not to have one.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made good on its promise to actively enforce the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Here is what you should know about the latest enforcement actions against Yelp and TinyCo and how these might affect your business.

via Time to Step Up Your COPPA Compliance | Mintz Levin.


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