COPPA: All skidding aside
It billed itself as “Facebook and Myspace for kids,” but according to a settlement with the FTC, the Skid-e-Kids website failed to meet critical compliance obligations under COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. As a result, the FTC says the site collected personal information from about 5,600 kids without their parents’ consent.
Looking for the latest on COPPA? As part of its ongoing review of rules and guides, the FTC has asked for feedback on proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The deadline for comments is November 28th. Save a step by filing online.