FTC's Kids Privacy Update Sharpens Teeth Against Tech Cos.

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 9:02 PM EST) -- In updating its children's online privacy rule Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission set the stage for more aggressive enforcement by federal and state regulators now armed with stricter and more precise rules to police previously unregulated technologies including mobile apps and social media sites, attorneys say.

After more than two years of consideration and feedback, the FTC issued a final updated rule, scheduled to go into effect July 1, that made several changes that broadened the scope of the 12-year-old regulation to include technologies like device...
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