Jun 302020
 June 30, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Liisa Thomas of SheppardMullin writes: HyperBeard, the makers of several children’s mobile apps (including KleptoCats), recently settled with the FTC over failure to obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s personal information online, in violation of COPPA. In its complaint, the FTC argued that the HyperBeard apps were clearly directed to children. [Read More…]

Jun 282020
 June 28, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Ed Hasbrouck writes: A bill introduced yesterday in both houses of Congress would, at least initially, prohibit all or most current and planned use of facial recognition or other biometric identification at US airports and borders by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020 was introduced iby Sen. Edward Markey [Read More…]