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FTC Settles Charges that Company Failed to Tell Users -- Parents -- that Children's Information Would be Disclosed to Marketers

By InfoLawGroup LLP on November 30, 2010

On November 30, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with EchoMetrix, Inc. with respect to charges that the company failed to adequately disclose its privacy practices. EchoMetrix sells software that allows parents to monitor their children's online activities. The FTC alleged that the company engaged in a deceptive act or practice in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act by failing to inform parents that the information the software collected about their children would be disclosed to third parties for marketing purposes.