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
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.
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]
A federal law that limits companies’ ability to collect data from children applies to businesses that gather data from connected toys and other devices, the Federal Trade Commission says.
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]
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.
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.
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, one of the agency’s most vocal privacy advocates, is leaving the commission at the end of the month.
She will go to the law firm Hogan Lovells, where she will serve as co-director of the privacy and cybersecurity practice.
Today’s huge news that the FTC has settled COPPA violation cases with two small app developers with civil penalties totaling $360,000 came as quite a surprise. Since it has been nearly two and a half years since the updated COPPA became law, many had written off the FTC ever enforcing COPPA.
The EU thinks it can out-guess tweens and teens. US Congress thinks it can out-guess tweens and teens. The FTC used to think it could out-guess tweens. But anyone whom has ever taught young people, raised a young person or interacted with a young person knows they are wrong. No one can out-guess a tween or teen, except another tween or teen.