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 December 13, 2011  Business, Laws, Online, Youth & Schools

Dawn C. Chmielewski reports:

The children’s online site Webkinz is the focus of a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by a child advocacy group, which is urging the agency to investigate corporate parent Ganz for alleged deceptive and unfair trade practices.

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood on Tuesday accused the Canadian owner of the popular website of violating facets of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits the collecting and maintaining of children’s personal information about users. The complaint alleges that Ganz fails to provide a link to its privacy policy on its home page, in violation of the act. It also contends that the policy is written in “vague, confusing and contradictory” language.

Read more on the L. A. Times.

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