Dec 5 2019
EMBARGOED UNTIL DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 12:01 AM
Jeffrey Chester, CDD, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 494-7100
Josh Golin, CCFC, email@example.com; 617-896-9369
Leading child advocacy, health, and privacy groups call on FTC to Investigate Children’s Digital Media Marketplace Before Proposing any Changes to Privacy Protections for Children
Oct 8 2019
Most parents can tell you the most popular website for kids is YouTube. But for years, while Google made millions luring children to YouTube, vacuuming up their sensitive information, and using it to target them with ads, Google told the Big Lie: “YouTube is not for kids. It says so right in our terms of service.”
That has now changed, thanks to the advocacy of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) and the support of a coalition of advocacy groups.
By: Jeff Chester | Jul 8 2019
Letter sent on June 3 2019 to Chairman Simons and FTC Commissioners in response to a call made by the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood and CDD, represented by our attorneys from the Institute for Public Representation (IPR), Georgetown University Law Center with the commission.
Jun 25 2019
June 25, 2019
Jun 22 2019
All Complaints filed by Institute for Public Representation on behalf of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the Center for Digital Democracy, and others
May 9 2019
Josh Golin, CCFC: firstname.lastname@example.org; (617) 896-9369
Jeff Chester, CDD: email@example.com; (202) 494-7100
Advocates Demand FTC Investigation of Echo Dot Kids Edition
Amazon violates COPPA in many ways,
Dec 19 2018
David Monahan, CCFC (firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-896-9397)
Jeff Chester, CDD (email@example.com; 202-494-7100)
Apps which Google rates as safe for kids violate their privacy and expose them to other harms
Sep 25 2018
September 25, 2018 Contact: Jeff Chester-202-494-7100
David Monahan 617-896-9397
For Immediate Release
Child Advocacy and Consumer Groups Tell FCC to Keep Key TV Safeguards for Children
By: Katharina Kopp | Jun 27 2018
CDD today joined the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and six other consumer groups in calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the misleading and manipulative tactics of Google and Facebook in steering users to “consent” to privacy-invasive default settings.
By: Katharina Kopp | May 25 2018
The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) respectfully urges the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to adopt regulations to ensure that voters will have meaningful transparency and control over the digital data and marketing practices used in elections today. The FEC must boldly act and use its legal authority and leadership position to enact—as well as recommend—much-needed safeguards.
By: Jeff Chester | Apr 9 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—April 9, 2018—Today, a coalition of leading U.S. child advocacy, consumer, and privacy groups represented by the Institute for Public Representation filed a complaint(link is external) urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate and sanction Google for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in operating YouTube. Google claims that YouTube is only for users 13 and up, despite being the most popular online platform for children, used by 80% of American children ages 6 to 12.
By: Jeff Chester | Oct 18 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – October 18, 2017—A number of brands of “smartwatches” intended to help parents monitor and protect young children have major security and privacy flaws which could endanger the children wearing them. A coalition of leading U.S. child advocacy, consumer, and privacy groups sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today, asking the agency to investigate the threat these watches pose to children.
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 7 2017
The Center of Digital Democracy joins 28 other media and social justice, consumer protection, civil liberties and privacy groups, asking the FCC to implement its broadband privacy rules and to reject industry calls to repeal the Order.
By: Katharina Kopp | Mar 7 2017
Washington, DC (March 6, 2017): The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Common Sense Kids Action, Consumer Action and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject industry requests to rescind the FCC’s broadband privacy rules, as this would leave parents effectively without any tools to protect their children’s privacy on broadband Internet Service Provider networks (ISPs).
By: Jeff Chester | Feb 1 2017
January 27, 2017 - The Center for Digital Democracy and 18 media justice, consumer protection, civil liberties, and privacy groups strongly urge congressional leaders to oppose the use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to adopt a Resolution of Disapproval overturning the FCC’s broadband privacy rules.
Click the link below for the full PDF of the letter.
By: Jeff Chester | Dec 6 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – December 6, 2016 – The growing popularity of “smart” Internet-connected toys poses significant privacy, security, and other risks to children, according to a complaint filed today by leading child advocacy, consumer, and privacy groups at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
By: Jeff Chester | Oct 25 2016
By: Jeff Chester | Oct 12 2016
... ISPs are engaged in cross-device tracking of its subscribers and customers which allow them to target advertising at the individual and household level. Exemplary for all ISPs, we are highlighting AT&T’s efforts in this area.