FTC Outlines Kids' Online Privacy Expansion For Businesses

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- More than 90 companies that make mobile apps for children have received letters from the Federal Trade Commission outlining the revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the commission said Wednesday, as it prepares to implement stricter privacy rules on July 1.

The letters advised both domestic and foreign companies that the FTC was broadening the scope of regulated activity under COPPA. Companies who make good faith efforts to comply with the changed rules may avoid early enforcement actions, the letters said. The law targets companies small...
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