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Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Education announced plans to hold a joint workshop on the application of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) to educational technology products and services in the K-12 school environment. In advance of the workshop, the FTC and Department of Education are soliciting comments on several key questions regarding COPPA and FERPA compliance for educational technology p

Source: FTC and Department of Education Announce Joint Workshop on FERPA and COPPA Compliance for Ed Tech – Lexology

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The Federal Trade Commission has published a new guide that seeks to make compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Drawing from its detailed FAQs, the FTC has developed an even more streamlined, six-step DIY instruction manual designed for busy businesses that want a basic compliance document that can help them pinpoint areas in their data management flow that might require additional attention.

Source: Compliance with COPPA: So easy, even a kid can do it – Lexology

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated its guidance on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA and the FTC’s related COPPA Rules establish guidelines to protect children under the age of 13 as they access the internet. The recent updates issued by the FTC make it apparent that companies, when expanding their business offerings and product portfolios, must also ensure they are adequately protecting children in their potential use of these products and offerings. Specifically, [click for more]

Source: IoT Device Companies: Add COPPA to Your “To Do” Lists | Patrick Law Group, LLC – JDSupra

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Trying to keep pace with developments in internet-connected toys and other devices for children, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced June 21, 2017 that it has updated its guidance, a “Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business,” for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). COPPA is intended to help parents control what information is collected from young children. The FTC’s updated guidance, which is intended to help businesses understand when COPPA applies and how [click for more]

Source: Hey, Alexa: What’s New in Children’s Privacy?… FTC Updates COPPA Guidance | The National Law Review

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The FTC staff published today a “Six-Step Compliance Plan” for businesses to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The guidance, which provides a useful framework for businesses, states explicitly that COPPA applies to connected toys and other devices that collect personal information from children over the Internet.

Source: FTC Staff Publish COPPA Guidance for Businesses | The National Law Review

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All these years watching COPPA languish over the large enough to drive a truck through “Actual Knowledge” loophole I find out that I missed something big time. Go for the money not for the lawmakers.

 

Several advertisers have left YouTube after their ads were shown before clips of scantily clad children, a finding first reported by U.K.’s The Times.

Source: YouTube hit with ad defection over predatory child videos

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