FTC dismisses complaint against Amazon

[JURIST] Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff have rejected a complaint that the Amazon online retail company violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by targeting its toy area at children and allowing the posting of product reviews. The Act aims to protect children under 13 by forbidding websites directed at children from collecting personal information without parental consent. In a letter [PDF], FTC staff concluded that the Amazon website was directed at adults rather than children, and that the Kid's Review posting section is manually monitored to ensure that product reviews do not contain personal information. CNET News has more.

 

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