History of COPPA Violations

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2022-06-24 00:00:06

Websites, apps, games and other online services that interact with kids online are covered by COPPA . The regulation requires sites to have proper privacy policies, provide parents with direct notice of their information practices, and get verifiable consent from a parent or guardian before collecting personal information from a child.

Below is a timeline of COPPA violations, and a brief overview of important details that got companies into trouble. Check out our quick tips on how to comply with COPPA , or contact us for more information on getting your organization in compliance.

COPPA was implemented to protect children online, and fines for failing to comply with the law were recently increased to up to $43,280 per privacy violation per child.

The companies are required to comply with COPPA in connection with any future online collection of personally identifying information from children under 13. The settlement also requires the operators to delete all personally identifying information collected from children online at any time since the Rule's effective date. These cases mark the first civil penalty cases the FTC has brought under the COPPA Rule.

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