Path App Strikes Deal With FTC In Child Privacy Case

Law360, Chicago (February 1, 2013, 3:38 PM EST) -- The San Francisco-based operator of the Path social networking application settled U.S. Federal Trade Commission allegations Friday that it deceptively collected personal information from users' mobile address books and violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by collecting information from underage users without parental consent.

Under a proposed consent decree lodged in California federal court, Path Inc. agreed to pay $800,000 to settle claims that it illegally collected personal information from children without their consent. The deal also requires Path to set up a comprehensive privacy...
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