Yelp Children’s Privacy Settlement

September 17, 2014

This is a very interesting case. The Children’s Online Privacy Act prevents web publishers from collecting personal information from minors without parental consent. Yelp had such policy posted on their site, but the functionality wasn’t there. Minors were thus able to post private data on Yelp. The settlement with the FTC was $450,000.

Make sure that your site works…

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