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Latest Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Stories

2012-07-12 23:01:21

Relationship brings new technologically advanced solutions for mobile applications and push notification technologies to help companies comply with rapidly changing COPPA regulations. Westport, CT (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 ChildGuardOnline, an innovative technological method for verifying parental consent and Xtify, the leading provider of mobile engagement technology for mobile application publishers, announced a partnership that will offer added protection to mobile apps directed toward...

Pre-Teens May Soon Be Allowed To Join Facebook
2012-06-04 09:45:46

The under-thirteen crowd may soon be able to openly sign up for a Facebook account soon, as the social networking giant is now in the midst of developing technology that will allow the youngsters to have an account without having to lie about their age just to be connected. While Facebook bans any user under 13 years of age from joining the site, many lie to get an account, which puts the company in an awkward position regarding federal law that prohibits websites from collecting personal...

2012-05-24 06:26:39

WESTPORT, Conn., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperium, an established industry leader in fraud prevention and identity validation solutions, announced today the launch of ChildGuardOnline. The new service uses innovative, patent-pending methodology and technology to verify parental consent so websites and mobile apps can easily comply with the new Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) regulations. ChildGuardOnline also offers parents and guardians the ability to instantly...

2012-04-12 10:22:58

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Privacy concerns are always at the forefront of consumer's minds when they shop online. To help mitigate that concern, Quick Extender Pro has earned TRUSTe certification as a means of demonstrating to customers their commitment to privacy and security. The TRUSTe logo now appears at the bottom of the Quick Extender Pro website where it will remain as long as the company continues to comply with TRUSTe standards. TRUSTe certifies...

2012-02-27 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Friday that commissioners voted unanimously to approve The Integrity Children's Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle International, as a "safe harbor" program under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC's COPPA Rule mandates that operators of websites and online services directed to children under the age of 13, and those who knowingly collect personal information from...

Tablet Computers Increasingly Used As Digital Babysitters
2012-02-17 05:25:52

Nearly eight-in-ten parents with tablet computers allow their children to play downloaded games on the devices, according to a Nielsen survey published on Thursday of tablet-owning adults with children under the age of 12. The survey, conducted in the fourth quarter of last year, sheds light on the way in which gadgets such as the iPad are being used as a type of ℠electronic babysitter´ to keep children occupied. Some 77 percent of the parents surveyed said their children...

2012-02-16 10:00:00

Says Mobile Apps Offer Opportunities But Lack Information on Data Being Collected WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission today issued a staff report showing the results of a survey of mobile apps for children. The survey shows that neither the app stores nor the app developers provide the information parents need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it is being shared, or who will have access to it. "At the FTC,...

2011-11-16 12:29:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking to an audience of leading advertising, marketing and legal professionals gathered in Chicago for the Promotion Marketing Association's annual Marketing Law Conference, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill told her audience that severe harms can result from the vast collection of personal data by advertisers in the age of new media. Commissioner Brill, one of the nation's foremost advocates for privacy and consumer protection, specifically warned...

Kids Still Finding Their Way On To Facebook, Thanks To Their Parents
2011-11-02 08:33:17

Millions of children, some as young as 8 years old, are on Facebook despite rules that prohibit those under 13 from joining the social-networking site, according to new findings of a study appearing in the online journal First Monday. The study also found that many parents actually help their younger children sign up on the site. Congress passed the Children´s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in 1998 that requires Websites to “obtain verifiable parental consent”...

FTC Moves To Strengthen Online Privacy For Children
2011-09-16 04:37:32

  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing tougher privacy protections to help safeguard children's personal information online. The new rules, which apply to children under the age of 13 years old, would tighten requirements covering the collection and storage of personal information by websites, and the way in which websites solicit and obtain parental approval. The Commission said the amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) are designed to...