By: Jeff Chester | Sep 14 2015
Washington, DC - September 14,th 2015 - The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) filed comments at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to an application from Jest8 Limited (trading as Riyo) for a new verifiable parental consent (VPC) method that purports to be in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). That act requires the operators of websites directed at children under 13 to obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting any personal information from a child.
By: Jeff Chester | May 19 2015
Washington, DC – Tuesday, May 19 – Two leading child and consumer advocacy groups have filed an important update to their Federal Trade Commission complaint against Google’s YouTube Kids app for false and deceptive marketing.
By: Alyce Myatt | Apr 22 2015
Washington, DC – Tuesday, April 7 – A coalition of prominent children’s and consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today requesting an investigation of Google, charging the company with unfair and deceptive practices in connection with its new YouTube Kids app.
By: cddadmin | Mar 19 2015
In December, CDD urged the FTC to reject the verifiable parental consent mechanism for COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protect Act) proposed by AgeCheq. The comments are attached. Ensuring meaningful parental consent so their child's data can be gathered and used requires a robust and effective system. Parents need to understand precisely what data is collected and by what means; how it is to be used--now and in the future--as well as the business models and online marketing practices that can affect them. CDD and its attorneys at Georgetown Law Center found a range of problems with AgeCheq's submission. The commission should decline approving its parental system for COPPA.
By: Jeff Chester | Feb 20 2014
Center for Digital Democracy Leads Coalition of Children’s, Health, and Consumer Advocates in Challenging District Court DecisionFriend-of-the-Court Brief Urges Stronger Privacy Protections for Teen Facebook Users
By: Jeff Chester | Feb 6 2014
Today, CDD filed Comments in the FTC's forthcoming "Mobile Device Tracking" workshop (Feb. 19) on mobile and retail tracking. As we explain (excerpt):
By: Jeff Chester | Jun 2 2013
June 1 is the deadline for filing Comments in the FTC Internet of Things inquiry. Today's contemporary mobile device, geo-location aware, offline/online data, advanced marketing applications like facial recognition, m