Latest Online Privacy Protection Act Stories

2014-06-19 08:25:33

TRUSTe expands COPPA compliance solutions to include website monitoring and new verifiable parental consent (VPC) service from AssertID SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a new study reveals the high levels of tracking on top websites visited by children, TRUSTe, the leading data privacy management company announced it is offering new services to help companies meet the privacy needs of the post-Millennial generation of kids and ensure compliance with the Children's...

California Cracks Down On Privacy Policies
2012-10-31 08:36:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Privacy policies are boring affairs. They´re often written to prevent their misuse and stand up in a court of law. As such, they´re often very“¦wordy and can be quite a chore to get through. However, they´re becoming a part of our daily lives. With so much of our information living “on the grid” or “in the cloud,” and so much of our daily behaviors being monitored by mobile...

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”...

2011-05-24 05:30:00

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, wants to battle legal regulation that prohibits children under 13 from joining the social network website. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) does not permit anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for an account on a website, such as Facebook, that collects information about its users. At a recent NewSchools Summit in California, which focused on innovation in education, Zuckerberg said he believes that social websites can help with...

2011-03-30 00:00:30

Safe and highly secure social networking site boasts many features for children Hampstead, NH (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 CommonPlaces e-Solutions, a New Hampshire-based web development firm has launched a new website for What's What, LLC. The site, WhatsWhat.me (Beta), is a unique, "kids-only," "no bullying allowed" social network for kids aged seven to thirteen that was built on the Drupal platform. As mainstream social networks are targeted at adults, the Children's Online Privacy Protection...

2011-03-10 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) today received the International Association of Privacy Professionals' (IAPP) 2011 Privacy Leadership Award for their ongoing innovation and advocacy in online privacy. The award recognizes a leader in the field of privacy and data protection who demonstrates an ongoing commitment to furthering privacy policy, promoting recognition of privacy issues and advancing the growth and visibility of the privacy...

2011-02-11 07:12:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids' Internet Safety Expert Katie LeClerc Greer Asks: "Are the kids all right -- on social networks?" With the increasing popularity of online social networks where kids can play games, communicate with friends and create profiles, parents have many questions about what's appropriate and at what age. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to any Website collecting information from kids under the age of 13, and many...

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