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U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

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Doesn't COPPA incentivize mislabeling Youtube videos?

My understanding of the current situation with Youtube and COPPA is that Google was collecting private data (comments, viewing history, email addresses) about kids, which is a clear violation of COPPA....
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How can video creators on Youtube be fined under COPPA?

I understand why Youtube could be fined for COPPA violations, they collect data on all users, and some of them were kids. But this video asserts that the FTC could fine uploaders for mislabeling ...
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Mandatory Disclosing of Minor's User Data to Minor's Guardian

I was thinking of ideas for software projects to work on, and the one I thought to try brought an interesting legal question to mind. The idea was to create a collection of tools, such as a browser, ...
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Under COPPA, if a person says their age on a site and apparently were younger than 13 when they joined, does the site have to do anything?

If a user on a website with a 13+ age rule as required by The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, such as Stack Exchange, signs up in year 1, then says in year 3 that they are less than 15 (and ...
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How much evidence do I need in their ban appeal that they are actually 13+ to unban someone who was banned for being under 13 (to comply with COPPA)?

Since my site collects personal information, people under 13 years of age are not allowed because of the COPPA law (and the site is not directed towards children). The most common ban appeals that ...
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Does linking to Discord from a game app breach COPPA restrictions?

I'm developing a mobile game and we want to link our Discord in the menu. The game is going to release both on iOS and Android. Am I allowed to link Discord in it or would that interfere with the ...
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Who is responsible for complying with COPPA?

I'm a relatively new freelance web developer that's creating a site for a client that's geared solely towards children. I have read through the guidelines on how to comply with COPPA and I'm doing my ...
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Is asking a website user their age the same as asking their birthdate?

COPPA says you must ask a user's age in a neutral way. Most websites make you enter your birthdate to check whether you're old enough to be using it. But what if you just simply ask the user's age? ...
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Does COPPA restrict collecting city location from kids under 13?

The FTC states that "A home or other physical address including street name and name of a city" is considered personal information under COPPA. Does that mean that city name alone is restricted as ...
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Do I count as a non profit and not need to comply with COPPA?

I have a website for a fan game. We do not profit from it in any way. We don't even have ads nor donations. Do we count as a non-profit and are therefore exempt from complying with COPPA under Section ...
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Is a UDP/IP network exempt from COPPA?

COPPA 312.2 defines "Internet" as collectively the myriad of computer and telecommunications facilities, including equipment and operating software, which comprise the interconnected world-wide ...
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How to block children under 13 to access my website and still comply with COPPA?

(This is a follow-up question from How to make sure my website complies with things like COPPA?) COPPA stands for Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. In their FAQ they say "yes, you can block ...
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Help with interpretation: must I comply or not with COPPA?

(This is a follow-up question from How to make sure my website complies with things like COPPA?) Quoting FTC's COPPA FAQ: The Internet is a global medium. Do websites and online services ...
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To what degree do I have to comply to COPPA in this scenario?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is designed to restrict sites collecting information about children under the age of 13 years of age. If I am operating a general purpose web ...