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Slashdot | FTC Fines Xanga for Violating Kids’ Privacy

“As reported by MSNBC, the FTC has fined Xanga.com $1 million dollars for repeatedly allowing children under 13 to sign up for the service without getting their parent’s consent. This is the largest penalty ever issued for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.”

From the article: “‘Protecting kids’ privacy online is a top priority for America’s parents, and for the FTC,’ FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras said in a statement. ‘COPPA requires all commercial Web sites, including operators of social networking sites like Xanga, to give parents notice and obtain their consent before collecting personal information from kids they know are under 13. A million-dollar penalty should make that obligation crystal clear.'”

Slashdot | FTC Fines Xanga for Violating Kids’ Privacy

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Joi Podgorny has spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on the bleeding edge of the technology and entertainment industries, from content/brand development and production to leading international support, moderation, community and social teams. Most recently, Joi founded Good People Collective, a consulting agency focused on helping companies and organizations establish, assess and pivot their internal and external cultures to help maximize their potential. She and her team are currently working on an exciting new software project, combining corporate training and virtual reality.

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