The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released the results of its two-year review into online child privacy rules and issued a host of amendments that will be backed up by the threat of large fines. The FTC has been conducting its first review of the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in light of the shift to …
App stores in the clear?
Aren't they a major part of the problem?
"Geolocation information, as well as photos, videos, and audio files that contain a child’s image or voice" are now included under the FTC regulations, and it will set up a voluntary system that can be bolted onto existing code to ensure parental consent...
Voluntary? D'ahh, Christ. They might as well have not even bothered.
Re: App stores in the clear?
As I read it, this particular system is voluntary. Complying with the regulation is not. (you CAN use your own system, but if it doesn't comply you are fined).
Maybe Iain Thomson could clarify?
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