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Latest Online Privacy Protection Act Stories

2013-05-15 08:38:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent change in the way Google presents its privacy policy violates the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and the policy is "fundamentally deceptive," Consumer Watchdog told Attorney General Kamala Harris. "You have been a leader in the fight to protect Californians' privacy, a right that is enshrined in our State Constitution," wrote John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project director, in a letter...

2013-04-12 16:23:00

Webinar to Offer Critical Guidance on the First Substantial Updates to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ARLINGTON, Va., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA will host a 90-minute webinar April 16 on the first substantial updates to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.Titled Get Ready to Comply with the FTC's Updated Children's Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule, the webinar is designed to prepare in-house counsel, website...

2012-11-12 12:27:43

TEANECK, N.J. and NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veratad Technologies, LLC, (www.veratad.com) a world class provider of Virtual Identity Verification and Compliance Solutions and the Entertainment Software Rating Board, (www.esrb.org) the non-profit, self-regulatory body for the computer and video game industry, have formed a strategic partnership that offers Veratad's online verification solutions in conjunction with the privacy seal and certification services of the ESRB Privacy...

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”...

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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...

2011-01-19 07:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WhatsWhat.me (Beta) -- a safe, secure, "kids-only" social network for "tweens" ages 7-13 -- launches today using patent-pending facial recognition technology, moderation and kid-friendly features to teach kids positive online behavior, Internet safety and related life skills (www.whatswhat.me). Compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), WhatsWhat.me (Beta) provides an age-appropriate, "no-bullying allowed" community...