Data Security & Privacy

Update: “Landmark Update” in COPPA Law Broadened to Include Mobile App Providers

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As reported in The New York Times today, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) expanded the types of companies required to obtain parental permission before knowingly collecting personally identifiable information of children.  At issue was the fact that the Children’s Online Protection Privacy Act of 1998 (or “COPPA”) had not identified mobile app developers as a […]

Business Law

Federal Trade Commission ‘Alarmed’ Over App Developers Progess for Protecting Children’s Privacy

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently released a staff report entitled, Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade, where the regulatory agency cites a lack of progress in the Mobile App industry for failing to adequately inform parents and guardians about how their child-derived information is collected, shared, and accessed.  FTC Chairman, Mr. Jon Leibowitz, stated […]