Who’s covered by COPPA? FTC staff letter outlines the ABCs

An important reminder for all brands and app developers, even those based outside the U.S., that they have a legal obligation under COPPA.

In this Bureau of Consumer Protection blog post Lesley Fair explains why the FTC sent a warning letter to BabyBus, a China-based developer of early childhood education software targeted to children under 13. Apparently several of the BabyBus apps collect kids’ precise geo-location without parental approval; a big no-no under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.

Read Lesley’s entire article here.