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Daily Dashboard | Advocates Claim Compliance Site Violates COPPA Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Sept. 18, 2020



The Center for Digital Democracy and Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood have alleged in comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission that AgeCheq—a company that aims to help app developers comply with children’s privacy rules—itself violates those regulations, MediaPost reports. The comments claim AgeCheq collects data about children without first obtaining their parents’ permission, in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). AgeCheq CEO Roy Smith said the allegations are “specious,” adding, “We’re mystified by this whole thing.” Smith said he doesn’t believe COPPA bans the company from collecting data about children because his site doesn’t fit into COPPA’s definition of a website operator.
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