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COPPA rule expanded by FTC to keep up with growth of smartphone, app usage among kids

Recognizing the advances of commercial practices and technology over the past decade, including smartphones, the Federal Trade Commission has adopted final amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act to reflect the growing presence of websites geared towards kids. Among the changes to the COPPA Rule, the new regulations expand the list of personal information that cannot be collected by websites without parental notice and consent, clarifying that this category includes geolocation information, photographs, and videos.

FTC: Privacy legislation needed--if industry doesn't self regulate first

The Federal Trade Commission March 26 published a report it says "is intended to serve as a template for legislative recommendations," in the event that the Obama administration's Consumer Privacy

Audio: White House, Commerce, FTC officials discuss online privacy initiative

Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Daniel Weitzner and Digital Advertising Alliance Executive Director

FTC may become the net neutrality enforcer

The Federal Trade Commission may get another new job description--and a hard one, at that. It may start enforcing net-neutrality rules and challenging bad network management practices when broadband