Gaming Site Operator, FTC Enter Into Consent Decree Over Privacy Law Violations

Gaming Site Operator, FTC Enter Into Consent Decree Over Privacy Law Violations

SAN FRANCISCO - One day after the operator of an online social gaming website and the Federal Trade Commission entered into a consent decree regarding the operator's violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), a California federal judge on March 28 signed and approved their agreement, enjoining the site operator from collecting any "individually identifiable information" from minors without providing sufficient notice to their parents or guardians (United Sates of America v. RockYou Inc., No. 3:12-cv-01487, N.D. Calif.). (Subscribers may view the consent decree within this report.)

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