International collaboration to protect children’s privacy

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The Federal Trade Commission and 27 members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a group of privacy enforcement agencies around the world, are marshaling resources to protect the privacy of children online.

The FTC enforces the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which gives parents control over what websites and online services can collect from children. Studies conducted by the FTC in February 2012 and December 2012 found that many apps and websites weren’t giving parents the information they need to make decisions about protecting their child’s online privacy.

In this latest initiative, privacy experts from the FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation will conduct an analysis of the privacy disclosures, interactive features, and information collection practices of children’s mobile apps. Staff expect to release a summary of their findings later this year.

Protecting children’s privacy and helping businesses understand their COPPA compliance responsibilities is a priority at the FTC. Businesses looking for guidance on how to comply with COPPA can read the FTC’s six-step plan, watch a short video, and get answers to frequently asked questions. To learn more about the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, visit www.privacyenforcement.net.

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This should include all users not just children

This is so important. My little brother is constantly on his ipad or iphone and it's difficult to monitor everything. I am always afraid for him because of predators out there. I hope by the time I have my own kids, this issue will be history.

This is great

This is so important. My little brother is constantly on his ipad or iphone and it's difficult to monitor everything. I am always afraid for him because of predators out there. I hope by the time I have my own kids, this issue will be history.

Child Growth is a vital topic in Government.

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