The other side of COPPA
In an effort to remain relevant in a rapidly evolving digital industry and to protect children under 13, the US Federal Trade Commission has amended its COPPA rules—which came into effect on July 1—to include online services such as social networks, ...
This is a real good Q&A that I invite you to read.
Written By: Tim Kridel
More than half of app users have uninstalled or decided to not install an app due to concerns about personal information, according to a recent Pew Internet Project survey. If that isn’t motivation enough to protect customer privacy, consider the growing number of federal and state laws penalizing breaches.
But how can developers determine which laws apply? And what about industry best practices such as those from the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and CTIA – The Wireless Association? We spoke with Alan Chapell, co-chair of the MMA’s privacy and advocacy committee, about what developers need to know to protect customer privacy — and, in the process, their app’s market potential.
FPF is committed to helping the app marketplace comply with the FTC’s revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act COPPA rule. As explained in our public comments filed with the FTC, we think that one way to help companies and parents alike is to encourage collaboration.