Subject to COPPA? Survey Says…

Despite the presence of the law, updated as of July 1, 2013, game developers continue to live in denial of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its potential impact on their businesses. In a recent exclusive interview with VentureBeat, an FTC representative reportedly said the Federal Trade Commission has begun aggressively going after tech…

GDC 2014: I’m on a Mission

For those of you following this blog you know how hard we’ve been working to educate game developers on the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). Next week I’m headed to the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco to further this mission. If you’re planning on attending GDC yourself I’d like to…

COPPA Loophole Debunked

In my continuing efforts to shed light on the issues surrounding the US COPPA law (16 CFR Part 312), this week I’m going to talk about an aspect of the law that looks like a loophole, but it really isn’t a loophole. Last week at Mobile World Congress, our sales team met with dozens of…

In celebration of Data Privacy Day 2014: An Audit

  For the last three years, the National Cyber Security Alliance has promoted January 28th as “Data Privacy Day” in an effort to empower and educate people on how to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.  At AgeCheq, we support this effort, and in an attempt to help educate the mobile games industry about the…

POLITICO focuses in on COPPA

POLITICO, the nonpartisan, Washington-based political journalism organization that serves as the one-stop shop for in-depth coverage of the White House, Congress, politics and policy, published an article yesterday on COPPA and FTC efforts to enforce the privacy law. The author of the article, Erin Mershon, interviewed me on background, during which time we discussed my utter amazement at the…