U.S. v. Godwin, FTC File No. 1123033 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 8, 2011) The operator of an online social networking site has settled with the FTC over charges that it collected personal information from over 5,000 children in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") 15 U.S.C. § 6501, et seq. Jones O. Godwin, an individual doing business as Skid-e-Kids, agreed to change his practices, pay a civil penalty, and submit to regular privacy assessments.
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