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Friday, June 4, 2010

West Coast Workshop on COPPA and CARU! June 15!

Save the Date! Come meet CARU and learn about the upcoming revisions to COPPA and more about the Children's Advertising Review Unit. Register soon as space is limited.

Open to members and non-members. And best of all? It's free! We hope to see you soon. Click the image below for more information.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CARU Attended K.I.D.S. 25th Anniversary Luncheon to Honor Women in Industry


CARU Staff Attorneys, Andra Dallas and Katie Berwitt were pleased to attend K.I.D.S. (A non-profit organization, which raises money for Kids in Distressed Situations) fourth annual luncheon today honoring women in industry and celebrating 25 years. Journalist, Roz Abrams emceed the event and Silda Spitzer gave the keynote address. 

Since 1985, K.I.D.S. has reached out to more than 64 million children in need by distributing more than a half billion dollars worth of new merchandise. To learn more about the organization visit http://www.kidsdonations.org/.

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.