The FTC held meetings on the “Internet of Things” earlier this year. As government agencies often do, the Commission issued a report detailing different aspects of this new technological COPPA and the Internet of things compliance issuesrevolution that raise potential privacy concerns and how, for the purposes of this article, COPPA plays into the situation.
In 1998, the United States enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, better known as “COPPA.” As the Internet is a worldwide medium, the question many businesses face is whether they should comply with COPPA if the company is not located in the United States?
Richard Chapo has written a nice succinct article on the pluses and minuses of “Google Jr.” that has been rumored lately. I’ll have follow up soon.
Richard is a lawyer specializing in COPPA. You can follow Richard on twitter in addition to clicking below to read the rest of the article.
Leaks coming out of Google suggest the company is developing a system that will allow parents to set up shared accounts with their children for YouTube and other Google services. These accounts will reportedly have a Google YouTube accounts for kids dashboard configuration parents can use to control the collection of personal information associated with their children.