FTC Atty Says More Children's Privacy Actions On Horizon

Law360, New York (October 1, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Speaking at an advertising law conference Wednesday, a Federal Trade Commission senior attorney warned that the commission plans to bring more children’s privacy enforcement cases similar to a pair of recent actions, while a New Jersey regulator predicted that state enforcers would also become more active in the area.

When revisions that expanded the scope of its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rule took effect in July 2013, several FTC officials said that the commission would hold off on immediately enforcing the rule in order to give companies time to get up to speed.

The unofficial grace period ended in September,...

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