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Aristotle Loses FTC Approval for Children’s Privacy Compliance (1)

Aug. 4, 2021, 5:29 PM; Updated: Aug. 4, 2021, 7:34 PM

Aristotle International Inc. lost the Federal Trade Commission’s approval as a self-regulatory group that polices compliance with federal children’s privacy law.

Its removal from the FTC’s list of approved compliance programs, announced Wednesday, came after the agency said it had concerns that Aristotle may not have sufficiently monitored member companies to ensure they were following the group’s guidelines.

Aristotle is the first self-regulatory program to lose FTC approval since the commission began enforcing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act two decades ago, according to the agency. The law, known as COPPA, gives parents control over what information online platforms can ...

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