On September 8, 2020, AB-1138, the Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act, was enrolled and presented to the California Governor for signature. If signed into law by the Governor, the bill would require a business that operates a social media website or application, beginning July 1, 2021, to obtain verifiable parental consent for California-based children the business “actually knows” is under 13 years of age.
Continue Reading California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Social Media Companies to Obtain Parental Consent for California-based Children Under 13

On June 24, 2020, the Washington State Attorney General announced that it had settled an enforcement action against the owners of a social media platform for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Washington State Consumer Protection Act.
Continue Reading Social Media Platform Fined 100,000 USD by Washington State AG for COPPA Violations

The Federal Trade Commission announced its latest Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act settlement with California-based app developer HyperBeard and its individual principals.
Continue Reading FTC Issues New COPPA Case Involving Behavioral Advertising in Kids’ Apps: Issues 4 Million Dollar Civil Penalty Amid Dissenting Vote

On May 4, 2020, Californians for Consumer Privacy (the group behind the ballot initiative that inspired the CCPA) announced that it had collected over 900,000 signatures to qualify the California Privacy Rights Act for the November 2020 ballot.
Continue Reading BREAKING: Californians for Consumer Privacy Introduces California Privacy Rights Act for November 2020 Ballot