A.G. Schneiderman Announces $100,000 Settlement With TRUSTe Over Flawed Privacy Certification Progra
A.G. Schneiderman's office press release ------- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc. (“TRUSTe”), in connection with the company's failure to adequately prevent illegal tracking technology from surfacing on some of the nation's most popular children's websites. TRUSTe's failure to adequately assess its customers’ websites, which included Roblox.com and Hasbro.com, left underage visitors to those websites vulnerable to illegal tracking prohibited under the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As part of the settlement, TRUSTe will pay a penalty of $100,000 and adopt new measures to strengthen its privacy assessments. Today's settlement is the first time any state or federal law enforcement agency has taken action against the operator of a privacy certification program for children’s websites. To get more in depth information click on the picture below to read the release.