Does your company develop apps or online games? Then you should attend this event to learn about new regulations protecting children less than 13 years of age.

On July 1 2013, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) implemented changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that affect ALL mobile app and online game companies whose products are directed to children under 13 or that knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

Developers must post accurate privacy policies, provide notice, verify user’s age, and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting, using or disclosing any “personal information” about children.

Join us Sep 19th 2013 to hear FTC members, Washington DC organizations, COPPA specialists, and software developers discuss the do’s and don’ts of COPPA compliance. Learn how to review your apps, implement lawful policies and follow best compliance practices.

App platforms like Apple’s App Store and Google Play are exempted from the law and do not have to verify that apps comply with the law. Instead, it’s up to individual developers to verify compliance. Violators could incur fines in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Protect your company by learning the facts from the experts. Come with your concerns, questions, and suggestions!

Come early or stay late to enjoy light appetizers / drinks and to network with your peers. The event will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 6pm – 9pm at the Microsoft NERD Center (One Memorial Drive, Cambridge).

Event sponsored by Microsoft New England Research & Development Center; Adobe; Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton; FableVision and Becker.

Registration is required! Please register here: http://coppa.eventbrite.com/

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