On March 4, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement agreement with WW International and its subsidiary, Kurbo (Kurbo by WW), after charging the companies with violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for improperly collecting health information and other data from children as young as eight years […]
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), enacted by Congress in 1998, aims to give parents more control over the information collected about their children online. The law requires operators of games, websites, apps, and other online services catered to users under the age of 13 to obtain permission from a child’s parent before collecting information about […]
On October 27, FPF released a new infographic, “Understanding Student Monitoring,” depicting the variety of reasons why schools monitor student digital activities, what types of student data are being monitored, and how that data could be used. While student monitoring is not new, it has gained significant traction recently due to the shift to remote learning […]
Now more than ever, as kids spend much of their lives online to learn, explore, play, and connect, it is essential to ensure their knowledge and understanding of online safety and privacy keeps pace. On May 13th, the Future of Privacy Forum and Common Sense assembled a panel of youth privacy experts from around the […]
The pandemic accelerated the transition to a digital life for kids. They learned how to navigate new programs for school, apps to keep in touch, and games to stay entertained. But their knowledge and understanding of online safety and privacy hasn’t kept pace.