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Even grown-up apps need to think about children’s privacy

by Adam Z. Solomon
Inside Counsel
November 25, 2014

Adam's article "Even grown-up apps need to think about children’s privacy" was published in Inside Counsel on November 25, 2014.

From the article:

Traditionally, businesses might have thought of COPPA compliance as something that only needed to be done by websites that were specifically targeting children such as disney.com. Two recent FTC actions should serve as a strong reminder to businesses that they need to ensure compliance with children’s privacy issues,even if they do not view their businesses as child-oriented.

What is COPPA?

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its corresponding regulations require that companies collecting information, either through websites or mobile applications, from children under 13 follow a number of steps to ensure that only permissible information is collected with appropriate parental consent and is otherwise protected. COPPA only applies to personal information collected online from children, including personal information about themselves, their parents, friends or other persons.

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