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Tag Archives: COPPA

FTC Obtains Record $5.7 Million Fine for Children’s Privacy Protection Act Violation

Posted in Children's Programming and Advertising, On Line Media, Privacy, Website Issues
When is your website or app covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule?  Although there are gray areas under COPPA, one clear way to fall under this law is to know that you’re collecting information from children under the age of 13 online.  That’s part of what landed… Continue Reading

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

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