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Important Information about COPPA Compliance

New rules take effect on July 1, 2013 related to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  These rules could apply to your business as a mobile app developer and/or mobile website publisher. We encourage you to review these rules and take any necessary steps to ensure your apps and sites are compliant. For more information, we suggest that you contact your legal counsel or refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s resources on children’s privacy located at


Refer to the following articles for more information on consumer privacy issues related to mobile apps: 

Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions
Source:  Federal Trade Commission, April 2013 

Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency
Source: Federal Trade Commission, February 2013 

Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem
Source:  California Department of Justice, January 2013

Attorney General Gansler Forms Internet Privacy Unit - Data Privacy Day heightens focus on online safety efforts
Source: Office of the Maryland Attorney General, January 28, 2013 

FTC Strengthens Kids' Privacy, Gives Parents Greater Control Over Their Information By Amending Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Source: Federal Trade Commission, December 19, 2012 

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