The Federal Trade Commission has reached two privacy settlements with the following online companies:
- Skid-e-kids, a social networking site for children. The FTC accused the site of collecting personal information from 5,600 kids without parental permission. This is a violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act that forbids Internet companies from allowing children under 13 to register and provide personal information (date of birth, email address, home address, first and last name, etc.).