Celebrity fan sites fined for COPPA violations

Artist Arena will pay $1 million for improperly collecting children’s personal information

A music fan website operator must pay a hefty fine for violating the rights of young Justin Bieber fans.

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed charges against Artist Arena, a division of Access Industries Inc.’s Warner Music Group that operates online fan clubs for pop stars, for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The act makes it illegal to collect personal information from website visitors younger than 13 without parental consent.

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