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Tag Archives: COPPA

FTC Consent Decree Reinforces Need for Websites Aimed at Kids to Comply with COPPA

Posted in Children's Programming and Advertising, Privacy
If your station engages in children’s programming and maintains a website or web page directed to children under the age of 13, this case may be of interest to you.  The operator of a website called Skid-e-Kids, a self-described “Facebook and MySpace for kids,” has learned that it is not enough merely to have a… Continue Reading

FTC Proposes New Rules for Websites Directed to Children

Posted in Children's Programming and Advertising, On Line Media, Privacy
If your station programs to children under the age of 13 or maintains a website or online presence directed to children under age 13, you should be aware of new rules proposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will affect both the types of information you are allowed to collect from children and the manner… Continue Reading

A Summary of Privacy Issues for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies – A Presentation to the Texas Association of Broadcasters

Posted in Privacy
Legal issues regarding privacy have long been an issue for broadcasters and other media companies.  Traditionally, privacy concerns for media companies have arisen in the context of news gathering, advertising or other on-air content that either was gathered in a way that intruded on someone’s privacy, or which used private facts or personal images, without consent, for commercial purposes.   As… Continue Reading