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Mobile Apps Developers: Please Read if Your Apps Target Young Audiences

On September 8, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Northern California entered a Consent Decree and Order for Civil Penalties, Injunction and Other Relief against a mobile apps developer, W3 Innovations LLC, and its owner, Justin Maples. There are several commentaries about this that immediately...

Think the FTC's Proposed Changes to the Children's Online Privacy Rule Don't Affect Your Company? Think Again!

by Erika Brown Lee, Susan Linda Ross and Pamela Jones Harbour Excerpt: Does your company offer mobile apps with animated characters? Does your website have a section aimed at students, explaining your goods or services in a fun and educational way? Does your company run a contest for students to...

Revamping Kids Privacy: FTC Finalizes COPPA Rule Changes

by Sheila Millar, Tracy Marshall, and Crystal Skelton Excerpt: On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") issued final rule amendments concluding its review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") Rule ("final...