This week, the Federal Trade Commission announced the latest updates to its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) document to assist online operators as they work to comply with changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (“COPPA”) Rule that went into effect on July 1, 2013. The updated FAQs address the following topics:

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Two industry organizations announced new initiatives designed to help mobile app developers comply with revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule, which take effect today.

Today, the Association of Competitive Technologies (“ACT”) launched Moms With Apps, an initiative aimed at highlighting mobile apps that were designed with children’s privacy in mind.

This week, the Federal Trade Commission announced the latest update to its frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) document to assist online operators as they prepare for changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (“COPPA”) Rule, which go into effect on July 1, 2013. The updated FAQs address the parental notice and consent obligations for operators that

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission announced an update to its frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) document to assist online operators as they prepare for changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (“COPPA”) Rule, which go into effect on July 1, 2013. The updated FAQs clarify parental notice and consent obligations for child-directed apps that

On Thursday, May 9, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), and co-sponsor Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the “Application Privacy, Protection, and Security (APPS) Act of 2013,” (H.R. 1913). The bill, which is aimed at increasing consumer privacy within applications (“apps”) available through smartphones and other mobile devices, retains the provisions included in the discussion

On April 25, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission issued an updated version of its frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) document to assist online operators as they prepare for changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”) that go into effect on July 1, 2013. COPPA requires commercial websites and online services that are either directed

News media outlets are reporting that President Obama will name Edith Ramirez as Chairwoman at the Federal Trade Commission.  Ramirez, a Democrat who joined the FTC as a Commissioner in 2010 after working in private practice, will replace Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who announced his departure last month.  

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On February 1, the FTC issued the staff report Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency, which provides a series of consumer privacy-focused recommendations for key stakeholders in the mobile app ecosystem, including developers, platform providers, third-party advertising networks, and others. The Report responds to the explosive growth in smartphone use by consumers within