Social networking app settles over privacy violations

The FTC charged the app Path with collecting personal information from children

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On the same day in February that it released its recommendations on mobile app privacy, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Path, a social networking app. It had charged Path with collecting personal information about children, some of whom were under age 13, without permission of their parents or disclosures regarding how it would use the information, in violation of rules adopted under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Michael Kozubek

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