The Federal Trade Commission continues to show it has enforcement teeth when it comes to protecting children's privacy and data security.
The Federal Trade Commission continues to show it has enforcement teeth when it comes to protecting children's privacy and data security. The agency ripped into RockYou Tuesday, announcing a settlement with the social gamer for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which bars companies from collecting personal information from children under 13 without their parents' permission.
The FTC is currently considering updates to Coppa, which expand the definition of personally identifiable information to include geolocation. It is also turning its attention to children's mobile apps.