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FTC Issues Enforcement Policy Statement Clarifying Verifiable Parental Consent Requirement for Audio Files

Posted in FTC
On October 20, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission issued an Enforcement Policy Statement regarding the applicability of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to the collection and use of children’s voice recordings, such as those collected when a child uses an internet-enabled device to perform a search via voice commands.  The Enforcement Statement clarifies… Continue Reading

Yelp Settlement With FTC Over Alleged Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Violations Highlights Possible Pitfalls of Age-Gating

Posted in Privacy
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Yelp, Inc., the online review service, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $450,000 for failing to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  COPPA requires companies that collect information from children under 13 online to follow a number of steps to ensure that… Continue Reading

Does Your Privacy Policy Take Into Account The New Children’s Privacy Rule?

Posted in Privacy
Last year, amendments to the Federal Trade Commission’s regulation implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) took effect that broaden its reach and toughen its requirements.  A company may think that its site does not collect personal information from children under the age of 13, but there are ways to trip up.  One of… Continue Reading

FTC Approves New Method of Obtaining Parental Consent for Websites

Posted in Advertising Issues, Broadcast Regulation, Privacy
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a new method for companies to use when obtaining parents’ consent for their children to provide personal information through online services covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  The method, known as “knowledge-based authentication” can now be used to verify that the person providing consent… Continue Reading