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Group Alleges Canadian Company Violated U.S. Law

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

December 16, 2011

A child advocacy group has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging a Canadian company violated provisions of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act with its interactive children's website, the Los Angeles Times reports. Among its allegations, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood contends that Ganz fails to provide a link to its privacy policy on the homepage of its Webkinz site, stating the policy itself is "vague, confusing and contradictory" and alleging third parties are allowed to track users on the site for targeted advertising. Ganz is in the process of reviewing the complaint, the report states.
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