FTC Atty Warns Mixed-Audience Sites To Protect Kids' Info

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 5:43 PM EST) -- A Federal Trade Commission official warned Monday that recent revisions to the agency's online privacy rule for children would embolden the regulator to take a harder stance against mixed-audience sites that don't adequately protect information they collect from kids.

Under changes to its Children's Online Privacy Protection Act rule unveiled Dec. 19 and set to go into effect July 1, websites that are directed toward children but also have content that could attract teenagers and adults can avoid having to apply COPPA protections to all their...
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