Thursday, August 02, 2012

FTC wants to upgrade privacy of minors online on geolocation, like apps

The FTC wants to expand protection of the privacy of minors on the Internet to collection of geolocation data and some other items, updating a 1998 law called COPPA, The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, link

The rules, which could go into effect in September, could also particularly affect “like” mechanisms on social networks, which would require parental consent.  It is less clear that it could affect blogs or websites that use third party ad servers.

The Washington Post ran the AP story early Thursday, link here