Thursday, January 31, 2008

Imbee.com Settles FTC Charges Social Networking Site for Kids Violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act; Settlement Includes $130,000 Civil Penalty

I had spoken to the founders of this site two years ago. I was concerned then that people who don't understand the legal implications of dealing with kids online were entering the space. I know they mean well and have a good idea for building kids sites, but when you play in the kids space online, there has to be more than good intentions.
The FTC has once again shown the power of COPPA sanctions.
Good job!Imbee.com Settles FTC Charges Social Networking Site for Kids Violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act; Settlement Includes $130,000 Civil Penalty

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