Tag Archives: Children

The battle between children’s right to privacy vs. publisher’s freedom of expression

In the battle between protecting children’s right to privacy and allowing publishers to exercise their freedom of expression, recent case law has seen children’s rights triumph. The case of Weller and Others v. Associated Newspapers Limited involved the publication of unpixelated photographs of three children aged 10 months to 16 years, who also happened to … Continue Reading

UK Office of Fair Trading Consults on Consumer Protection Principles for Children’s Online Games and Apps

With more than six million apps currently in existence, the ‘appification’ of society is increasingly a topic of discussion, and certainly it was prominent at the 35th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Warsaw in September. Apps often collect large amounts of personal data and therefore have significant potential privacy implications. Young … Continue Reading

FTC Tries The Carrot and The Stick: Releases Guidance on Mobile Privacy Best Practices; Enters Into $800K Consent Order with Path

Today, the Federal Trade Commission released detailed guidance on privacy in the mobile environment – at the same time it announced its largest-ever settlement with an app developer for alleged privacy violations. Combined with aggressive action on mobile privacy issues by the California attorney general’s office, Mobile Privacy Disclosures provides every company associated with a … Continue Reading

More News on COPPA…

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. One day after the FTC issued its second report on privacy concerns with mobile apps for kids, “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade“, a consumer privacy group filed a complaint with the FTC against a mobile game-maker for alleged violations of COPPA.  The complaint, … Continue Reading

FTC Does Not Issue a Final COPPA Rule; Instead, Seeks Comment on Modifications to Rule Definitions

This post was also written by Amy S. Mushahwar. This morning the FTC released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. This is not a final rule. The notice suggests further modifications to proposed definitions released in the September 2011 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the COPPA … Continue Reading
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