Bieber Fan Site Manager To Pay $1M To End FTC's COPPA Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT) -- The operator of fan sites for Justin Bieber and other celebrities agreed Tuesday to pay $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it unlawfully collected personal information from children, a bold action that comes amid widespread backlash to the agency's proposed update to its online privacy rule for children.

The FTC filed a proposed consent decree in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday resolving claims that Warner Music Inc. unit Artist Arena LLC violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting,...
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