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FTC Adopts Policy Statement to Increase Scrutiny for COPPA Violations

On May 19, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted the “Policy Statement on Education Technology and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act” (COPPA), which calls for increased scrutiny for violations...

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Privacy Tip #298 – Help AGs Try to Protect Children’s Data

As a former Assistant Attorney General, I have a soft place in my heart for Attorneys General as consumer protection advocates. Most state AGs have the primary jurisdiction to enforce compliance...

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FTC Takes Aristotle International Off the COPPA Safe Harbor List

In an unusual but significant move, on August 4, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) removed Aristotle International from the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Safe Harbor List. There were...

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Smart Toys and How they May be Invading our Privacy

While smart toys can be useful educational tools for children, they also present some potential privacy risks and could invade what is traditionally considered a private space. Think about it—the thought...

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The Effect of a Biden-Harris Presidency on Privacy in the U.S.

How will a Biden-Harris presidency affect the U.S. privacy landscape? Let’s take a look. Federal Privacy Legislation On both sides of the political aisle there have been draft proposals in the...

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