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Mobile Apps Developer and its President Fined $50,000 for Violating Children’s Privacy Rights

Posted in COPPA, FTC, Insurance, Privacy Legislation

Mobile app developer W3 Innovations, LLC and its President Justin Maples have agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a complaint by the FTC for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  COPPA dictates a website operator’s responsibilities for protecting the privacy and online saftey of children.  Among other things, it requires that… Continue Reading

Children’s Privacy Breach Costs Disney Subsidiary $3 Million

Posted in COPPA, Privacy, Privacy Legislation

Disney’s Playdom, Inc. subsidiary and its Senior Vice-President Howard Marks have agreed to pay $3 million to settle charges by the FTC that they collected and disclosed personal information of more than 1.2 million children in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Between 2006 and 2010, Playdom operated approximately 20 online virtual… Continue Reading