Yelp Settles on Child Privacy Violation Allegations

In mid-September, Yelp agreed to pay US$450,000 to the Federal Trade Commission in order to settle charges that the company accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 years of age, through its [...]

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Federal Trade Commission Security Enforcement Actions

This article summarises a number of high-profile and recent enforcement actions taken by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to enforce the security policies implemented under the FTC [...]

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Federal Trade Commission Act

The FTC has expanded from the initial tasks set out by the Federal Trade Commission Act. For example, the FTC is also tasked with enforcing the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act 1998. However, much of the 1914 provisions have remained intact. The Commission is still authorised to issue orders in order prohibit unfair methods of competition. Also, the agency continues to combine formal investigation and prosecution powers with the informal authority to educate and work with companies in order to facilitate compliance with the law. The 1914 Act contained the foresight to ensure that the agency could adapt to changing conditions and shape its broad mandate to the needs of those [...]

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Safe Harbor in Action: CARU Example

The EU-US Safe Harbor framework was developed to facilitate the cross-border transmission of information, as well as ensure high standards of privacy protection. This article explores the implementation of these principles in context of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Safe Harbor [...]

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COPPA: The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act was passed in 1998 by the FTC to protect the personal information of children. It specifically applies to websites that target children and provides guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information of children under the age of 13 who may not understand the dangers of disclosing personal information on the [...]

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