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Site Settles After State Alleges COPPA Violation

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

November 25, 2013

New Jersey has reached a settlement with a California app developer who allegedly violated COPPA by collecting the personal information of customers, which included children, NorthJersey.com reports. Dokogeo has agreed to pay the state $25,000, but that payment will be suspended for 10 years and voided if the company complies with the settlement’s terms, which include Dokogeo’s disclosure of the type of information it collects on its apps and website and how it shares data with third parties. Meanwhile, attorneys at Reed Smith discuss the increasing attention state Attorneys General are paying to privacy lately.
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