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Stricter COPPA Rules Now In Effect
2013-07-02 06:06:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Strict updates to the Federal Trade Commission's 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) went into effect on Monday, offering new privacy protections for children under the age of 13 while giving parents better control over the personal information collected from their children. The new rules, announced last year by the FTC, expand the definition of "personal information" to include geolocation data, photos, videos...

2013-06-12 23:25:03

Technologically advanced service provides online businesses directed towards children under 13 years of age with an easy and reliable solution for verifying parental consent. Westport, CT (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Imperium, an established industry leader in fraud prevention and identity validation solutions, announced that its service, ChildGuardOnline, can assist websites and mobile apps with compliance of the Children´s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA was implemented in 1998...

2013-05-16 23:31:43

Parents have refocused their attention on the safety of their young children after the FTC recently issued answers to frequently asked questions about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). To help parents maintain control over what information is collected from children under the age of 13 and up, KidsEmail offers a safe email service for kids. Arbon, Idaho (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The Pew Research Center´s Internet & American Life Project found in 2012 that 81% of...

Data Privacy For Children
2012-12-19 21:20:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online No one is happy when their privacy is compromised, but children have very little understanding of the dangers that can be associated with it. This week, the FTC is looking at ways to ensure new rules can keep up with ever-changing technology. This week the Federal Trade Commission adopted final amendments to the Children´s Online Privacy Protection Rule which will strengthen child privacy protections while also giving...

Kids Apps Target Of FTC Probe
2012-12-10 15:24:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In early October, the operator of websites for stars like Justin Beiber, Selena Gomez and Rhianna was ordered to pay a $1 million civil penalty for violating the Children´s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. The operator, Artist Arena, was found to be violating kids' Internet privacy collecting information about the children who visited these sites, including their names, birthdays, cell phone numbers and street...


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