FTC fines app-maker over kids' privacy

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller today commended the FTC for cracking down on an app-maker for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act but also called on the commission to finish revising the rules to keep pace with evolving technology. “The FTC’s enforcement action sets a legal precedent that mobile applications targeting children must abide by the protections established by the law,” the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee said in a statement. “And while I am pleased with the FTC’s recent action, I also believe it is crucial that the FTC completes its revision of the COPPA rule to account for changing technology and give consumers the regulatory protections they need for the future.”

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