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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris say Facebook is misinterpreting how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) works, reports the Los Angeles Times. The FTC and the AG have both filed amicus briefs with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a 2012 Facebook settlement, arguing the settlement violates laws in seven states that require parental consent be obtained before a child’s image can be used in advertising. Facebook said the states can’t enforce their own laws on teen privacy because COPPA only protects kids 12 and under. Meanwhile, LabMD has filed a lawsuit against the FTC, challenging the agency’s enforcement action following two data breaches.
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