Tag Archives: COPPA

New Jersey AG Continues Privacy Enforcement Efforts

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. On November 13, 2013, California-based mobile app developer, Dokogeo, Inc., entered into a consent order with the New Jersey Attorney General to settle charges of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act. The settlement, which was announced on November 22, is … Continue Reading

California Legislature Hard At Work: Passes Three Data Privacy Bills Before Close Of Session

This post was also written by Joshua B. Marker and Paul H. Cho. Back in May, we highlighted several bills the California legislature was actively considering in the area of data privacy. Recently, three bills have found their way to the governor’s desk and are waiting to be signed into law. They all give reasons for the … Continue Reading

New COPPA Ad Networks Guidance Issued by the FTC

As we previously reported, the revised COPPA Rule went into effect July 1, 2013. Prior to this, the FTC issued guidance, including a detailed FAQ on how to comply with the Rule. Now the FTC intends to make additional revisions to their FAQs focusing on the obligation of ad networks. Read more on our sister … Continue Reading

California Legislature Pushing Forward Multiple Data Privacy Bills

This post was also written by Sarah Woo and Joshua B. Marker. The California legislature is determined to be at the forefront in the development of data privacy law by drafting a number of data privacy protection bills that will impact companies’ obligations with respect to the disclosure, compilation, removal, or sharing of consumers’ personal information. … Continue Reading

New FAQs Issued by the FTC for COPPA Compliance

This post was also written by Caroline Klocko. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued Frequently Asked Questions for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FAQs are intended as a supplement to the already issued compliance materials. As we previously reported, the revised COPPA Rule is set to go into … 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

Right on Time: FTC Announces COPPA Update

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. Earlier today, FTC Chairman Leibowitz announced the agency’s update to the COPPA rule at a press conference alongside Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), and Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.). The changes to COPPA were two years in the making and were the result of … 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

California App Developer Settles Lawsuit with New Jersey AG

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. In early June, New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs brought a complaint against California-based mobile app developer 24×7 Digital LLC for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). The state alleged that 24×7 Digital, through its … Continue Reading
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