FTC chides BabyBus for tracking babies

The Federal Trade Commission today has made public its contention that BabyBus, a China-based maker of mobile software designed for the youngest of the young, appears to be violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting personal information without permission.

From an FTC press release:

In the letter (to BabyBus), the FTC notes that it appears the child-directed applications marketed by the company, BabyBus, appear to collect precise geolocation information about users. The letter notes that the company does not get parents’ consent before collecting children’s personal information, which would appear to violate the COPPA Rule.

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Network World Paul McNamara