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CARU Attended FTC's Roundtable to Review Whether Technology Changes Warrant Changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

CARU's Associate Director, Phyllis Spaeth spoke on a roundtable panel about the "Actual Knowledge" standard in Today's Online Environment.  CARU's Director, Wayne Keeley and staff attorney, Angela Tiffin also attended this important meeting. In light of rapidly changing technology , the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public roundtable, “Protecting Kids’ Privacy Online: Reviewing the COPPA Rule,” on June 2, 2010 to explore whether to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The Rule was enacted in 2000 and requires Web site operators to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. Other Roundtable topics included:
  • Whether the Rule should be applied to emerging media such as mobile devices, interactive television, and interactive gaming;
  • Potential expansion of the Rule to cover more items of information that might be collected from children; and,
  • A review of the parental verification methods used by Web site operators.

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FTC Provides Additional Guidance on COPPA and Voice Recordings

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided additional guidance on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) when it comes to voice recordings. Find out more about this policy on the FTC's website here.

CARU Releases EvanTube Decision in a Case of First Impression

CARU recently issued a decision about inadequate disclosures on EvanTube. This is a case of first impression and certainly something industry will want to take note of.

For more information, check out CARU's press release or this post on Media Post for further details.