Monday, July 1, 2013

COPPA - Child Online Privacy Protection Act

Over the past few months I have been working with a group of people to organize an effort to educate developers and parents on privacy and technology.  The result of our collaboration is Moms With Apps a part of ACT 4 Apps. The group's official launch is today, to coincide with the deadline for the new COPPA regulations the federal government instantiated going into effect.

As typical of many bureaucratic efforts COPPA shines in some ways and is lackluster in others, whereas Moms With Apps makes a call to developers to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law.  It's main efforts are for clear disclosure.  Please keep an eye out for the MOMs with apps logo and support the developers that are a part of this group as it filled with high quality developers.

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