Link: Developer Charged 50k for Children’s Privacy Violation →

This was the first case to be heard by the Federal Trade Commission dealing with applications for mobile devices and applications.  Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the FTC, made a statement about the case:

“The F.T.C.’s COPPA Rule requires parental notice and consent before collecting children’s personal information online, whether through a Web site or a mobile app. Companies must give parents the opportunity to make smart choices when it comes to their children’s sharing of information on smart phones.”

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