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FTC Unveils Stricter Rules to Keep Companies From Stalking Children Online

FTCEarlier this year, it was reported that a coalition of nearly 20 children’s advocacy, health, and  public interests groups are planning to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission to accuse Happymeal.com, Nick.com, Reesespuffs.com, SubwayKids.com, Trixworld.com, and CartoonNetwork.com of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protecting children’s privacy on the internet.

 On Wednesday, Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz responded to the advocacy group’s concerns by unveiling stricter rules to strengthen online and mobile privacy for children. The new rules amend COPPA by having new provisions that expand the definition of what is considered personal information in order to trigger parental consent, including location information, videos and photographs and persistent device IDs.

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