Source: Bureau of Consumer Protection l Business Section
The following is an excerpt based on the article by Lesley Fair
November 9, 2011
According to a settlement with the FTC, the Skid-e-Kids website failed to meet critical compliance obligations under COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The FTC says the site collected personal information from about 5,600 kids without their parents’ consent.
The site courted "tweenagers" and their parents by promoting itself as "the social networking alternative for kids ages 7 to 14" where "parents are in charge." The website promised to adhere to the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, other applicable data privacy laws.
All but $1,000 or the $100,000 civil penalty will be waived if the operator complies with the settlement’s oversight requirements and supplies accurate financial information to the FTC.
Read more: http://business.ftc.gov/blog/2011/11/coppa-all-skidding-aside
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