On February 16, 2023, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP held a virtual roundtable to discuss the role of age assurance and age verification tools as part of its Children’s Data Privacy Project.
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On December 19, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced two settlements, amounting to $520 million, with Epic Games, Inc. in connection with alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule and alleged use of “dark patterns” relating to in-game purchases.
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On November 21, 2022, Meta Platforms, Inc. announced updated practices designed to protect the privacy of young people on Facebook and Instagram, including default privacy settings for new accounts, measures to limit unwanted interactions with adult users, and a tool to limit the spread of teens’ intimate images online.
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On November 21, 2022, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth filed comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on commercial surveillance and data security.
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On October 26, 2022, House Energy and Commerce Committee and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee leaders sent letters to several toy manufacturers, including Bandai Namco, Hasbro, Mattel, MGA Entertainment, LEGO Group and the Toy Association, asking how they plan to protect children and their information from BigTech companies like TikTok and YouTube.
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On November 2, 2022, the ICO issued the UK Department for Education with a formal reprimand following an investigation into the sharing of personal data stored on the Learning Records Service, a database which provides a record of pupils’ qualifications that the DfE has overall responsibility for.
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