McDonald's, Viacom Websites Violate Child Privacy, Groups Say

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 2:28 PM EDT) -- Nearly 20 consumer groups on Wednesday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate possible privacy violations by child-targeted websites run by McDonald’s Corp., Viacom Inc., General Mills Inc. and two others, a move that attorneys say could prompt the commission to address friend-referral requests in upcoming revisions to its online protections for children.

In five separate complaints filed with the regulator, the Center for Digital Democracy, Children Now, Consumer Federation of America, Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and a dozen...
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