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Federal Privacy Rules Could Take Cue From Kids' Data Law

Law360 (March 12, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission's record fine for violating the children's online privacy law is likely to bolster arguments that penalties for general privacy violations should be modeled after the statute, but critics say enforcement action alone isn't enough to deprive consumers of their ability to sue companies.  

The commission made a splash in February when it issued a $5.7 million fine — its largest ever under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act —  against the operator of lip sync music video app Musical.ly, which is now known as TikTok. 

Some in the business community have suggested that Congress examine how COPPA is enforced to...

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