Miniclip S.A.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment, 31187-31189 [2020-11098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), School Integrated Pest Management Awards Program (EPA ICR Number 2531.02, OMB Control Number 2070– 0200) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through May 31, 2020. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to EPA, referencing Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OPP–2019–0356, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Siu, Field External Affairs Division (7506P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 347–0159; email address: siu.carolyn@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 The telephone number for the Docket Center is (202) 566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit http://www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: This is a renewal information collection request (ICR) that will cover the paperwork activities associated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s program to encourage the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as the preferred approach to pest control in the nation’s schools. IPM is a smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to pest control that emphasizes the remediation of pest conducive conditions. IPM combines a variety of pest management practices to provide effective, economical pest control with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. These practices involve exclusion of pests, maintenance of sanitation, and the judicious use of pesticides. The EPA’s vision is that all students in the U.S. will experience the benefits provided by an IPM program in their school district. The Agency’s IPM implementation efforts are aimed at kindergarten through 12th grade public and Tribal schools. The Agency intends to use the information collected through this ICR to encourage school districts to implement IPM programs and to recognize those that have attained a notable level of success. Since IPM implementation occurs along a continuum, the School IPM (SIPM) Awards program will recognize each milestone a school district must take to begin, grow, and sustain an IPM program. This program has five award categories—Great Start, Leadership, Excellence, Sustained Excellence, and Connector. The first four categories are stepwise levels that are reflective of the effort, experience, and, ultimately, success that results from implementing EPA-recommended IPM tactics that protect human health and the environment. Schools with pest infestations are not only exposed to potential harm to health and property, but also to stigmatization. The SIPM Awards program will give districts across the nation the opportunity to receive positive reinforcement through public recognition of their efforts in implementing pest prevention and management strategies. Respondents/Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this ICR are school districts or entities that represent them. North American Industry Classification System (NACIS) Codes for these respondents include: 6111—Elementary and Secondary Schools, 6244—Child Day Care Services, 56172—Janitorial Services, PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31187 56173—Landscaping Services, 56171— Exterminating and Pest Control Services, and 5617—Services to Buildings and Dwellings. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary, required to obtain or retain a benefit. Estimated total number of potential respondents: 53. Frequency of response: On occasion. Estimated total burden: 911 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Estimated total costs: $ 85,404 (per year) includes $0 in annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 52 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. EPA’s costs associated with information collection increased for both the respondents and the Agency due to the increases in the wage rates since its creation. We note that in the original ICR, the benefits (46.3 percent of the unloaded wage) were mistakenly excluded from the calculation of the fully loaded wages for the Agency, resulting in the latter being much lower than the actual values. This led to the cost increase for the Agency disproportionately larger than the cost increase for the respondents. This change is an adjustment. Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. [FR Doc. 2020–11068 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 192 3129] Miniclip S.A.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed consent agreement; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file comments online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the DATES: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 31188 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Miniclip S.A.; File No. 192 3129’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC–5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mehm (202–326–2918), Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Website (for May 19, 2020), at this web address: https://www.ftc.gov/newsevents/commission-actions. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before June 22, 2020. Write ‘‘Miniclip S.A.; File No. 192 3129’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the https:// www.regulations.gov website. Due to the public health emergency in response to the COVID–19 outbreak and the agency’s heightened security screening, postal mail addressed to the Commission will be subject to delay. We strongly encourage you to submit your comments online through the https:// www.regulations.gov website. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Miniclip S.A.; File No. 192 3129’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC–5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 20580; or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Because your comment will be placed on the publicly accessible website at https://www.regulations.gov, you are solely responsible for making sure your comment does not include any sensitive or confidential information. In particular, your comment should not include any sensitive personal information, such as your or anyone else’s Social Security number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. You are also solely responsible for making sure your comment does not include sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, your comment should not include any ‘‘trade secret or any commercial or financial information which . . . is privileged or confidential’’—as provided by Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2)— including in particular competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c). In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c). Your comment will be kept confidential only if the General Counsel grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment has been posted on the public FTC website—as legally required by FTC Rule 4.9(b)—we cannot redact or remove your comment from the FTC Website, unless you submit a confidentiality request that meets the requirements for such treatment under FTC Rule 4.9(c), and the General Counsel grants that request. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Visit the FTC website at http:// www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the news release describing the proposed settlement. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding, as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before June 22, 2020. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see https://www.ftc.gov/ site-information/privacy-policy. Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, an agreement containing a consent order from Miniclip S.A. (‘‘Respondent’’). The proposed consent order (‘‘proposed order’’) has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments from interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate action or make final the agreement’s proposed order. Respondent develops, publishes, and distributes mobile and online digital games. As of August 2019, Respondent had approximately 100 applications (‘‘apps’’) available for download through Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Consumers can also play online games via Respondent’s website, www.miniclip.com, and through Facebook. This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations that Respondent made concerning its status in a Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (‘‘COPPA’’) safe harbor program. Congress enacted COPPA to protect the safety and privacy of children online by prohibiting the unauthorized or unnecessary collection of children’s personal information online by operators of Internet Websites and online services. COPPA directed the Commission to promulgate a rule implementing COPPA. The Commission promulgated the COPPA Rule on November 3, 1999, and the COPPA Rule went into effect on April 21, 2000. The Commission promulgated revisions to the Rule that went into effect on July 1, 2013. COPPA includes a provision enabling industry groups or others to submit for Commission approval selfregulatory safe harbor programs that E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices implement the protections of the Commission’s final Rule. In 2001, the Commission approved the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (‘‘CARU’’) as a COPPA safe harbor program. In July 2009, Respondent joined CARU’s COPPA safe harbor program. Thereafter, Respondent began disseminating statements regarding its participation in CARU’s COPPA safe harbor program. Respondent remained a member of CARU’s COPPA Safe Harbor Program until July 6, 2015, when CARU terminated Respondent’s participation in the program. After CARU terminated Respondent from its safe harbor program, Respondent continued to make claims that it participated in the program. The Commission’s proposed onecount complaint alleges that Respondent violated Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act. Specifically, the proposed complaint alleges that Respondent engaged in a deceptive act or practice by falsely representing that it was a current participant in the CARU COPPA safe harbor program when it was not. Part I of the proposed order prohibits Respondent from making misrepresentations about its membership in any privacy or security program sponsored by the government or any other self-regulatory or standardsetting organization, including, but not limited to, the CARU COPPA safe harbor. Parts II through V of the proposed order are reporting and compliance provisions. Part II requires acknowledgement of the order and dissemination of the order now and in the future to persons with responsibilities relating to the subject matter of the order. Part III ensures notification to the FTC of changes in corporate status and mandates that the company submit an initial compliance report to the FTC. Part IV requires the company to create certain documents relating to its compliance with the order for ten (10) years and to retain those documents for a five-year period. Part V mandates that the company make available to the FTC information or subsequent compliance reports, as requested. Part VI is a provision ‘‘sun-setting’’ the order after twenty (20) years, with certain exceptions. The purpose of this analysis is to aid public comment on the proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the complaint or proposed order, or to modify in any way the proposed order’s terms. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 By direction of the Commission. April J. Tabor, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–11098 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Availability of Program Application Instructions for Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) Program Funds Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice AGENCY: The purpose of MIPPA funding is to enhance statewide and local coalition building focused on outreach, education, and one-to-one assistance activities to Medicare beneficiaries likely to be eligible for the Low Income Subsidy program (LIS) or the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), above and beyond those regular activities planned in response to other funding. ACL will provide funding to State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP), Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), and Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). ACL seeks plans from applicants that will describe how the MIPPA funds will be used for outreach, education, and one-on-one application assistance over the next year. ACL requests that applicants submit a one (1) year state plan with specific project strategies to: 1. Enhance their one-on-one assistance, education, and outreach efforts to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding their preventive, wellness, and limited income benefits; 2. Describe how the SHIP, AAA, and ADRC efforts will be coordinated to provide outreach to beneficiaries with limited incomes statewide including rural areas and tribal entities; 3. Review and update previous MIPPA plans to reflect successes achieved to date and direct their efforts to enhance and expand their MIPPA outreach activities; and 4. Set performance goals, taking into account the MIPPA Performance Measures (PMs) implemented in Grant Year 2019 [Performance Measures include: Overall MIPPA Contacts; Overall Persons Reached through Outreach; MIPPA Target Populations (Under 65, Rural, Native American, English as a Secondary Language); and Contacts with Applications Submitted]. Additionally, programs should ensure MIPPA counselors familiarity with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31189 integrated care programs that support beneficiaries’ independence at home and in the community, including Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans and Supplemental benefits, and other integrated care programs for Medicare and Medicaid dual eligible beneficiaries. Applicant plans should go above and beyond those regular activities planned in response to other funding. State agencies may prepare either one statewide plan or separate plans for each eligible agency. Announcement Type: Initial. Funding Opportunity Number: CIP– MI–20–001. Statutory Authority: The statutory authority for grants under this program announcement is contained in the 2006 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act—Section 202 and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008—Section 119, Public Law (Pub. L.) 110–275 as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act), reauthorized by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.071. DATES: The deadline date for the submission of MIPPA Program State Plans is 11:59 p.m. EST July 20, 2020. I. Award Information 1. Funding Instrument Type These awards will be made in the form of grants to agencies for each MIPPA Priority Area: Priority Area 1—Grants to state agencies (State Units on Aging or State Departments of Insurance) that administer the SHIP to provide enhanced outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding their preventive, wellness, and limited income benefits; application assistance to individuals who may be eligible for LIS or MSPs; and outreach activities aimed at preventing disease and promoting wellness. Priority Area 2—Grants to state agencies for AAA and Native American programs to provide enhanced outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding their preventive, wellness, and limited income benefits; application assistance to individuals who may be eligible for LIS or MSPs; and outreach E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

[File No. 192 3129]


Miniclip S.A.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Proposed consent agreement; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged 
violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or 
practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both 
the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order--
embodied in the consent agreement--that would settle these allegations.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file comments online or on paper by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Miniclip S.A.; File 
No. 192 3129'' on your comment, and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions on the web-based 
form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to 
the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex D), 
Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: 
Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 
400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 
20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Mehm (202-326-2918), Bureau of 
Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 6(f) of the Federal 
Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 2.34, 16 CFR 2.34, 
notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement 
containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with 
and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been 
placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The 
following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the 
consent agreement and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic 
copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained 
from the FTC Website (for May 19, 2020), at this web address: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/commission-actions.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before June 22, 2020. 
Write ``Miniclip S.A.; File No. 192 3129'' on your comment. Your 
comment--including your name and your state--will be placed on the 
public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, 
on the https://www.regulations.gov website.
    Due to the public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 
outbreak and the agency's heightened security screening, postal mail 
addressed to the Commission will be subject to delay. We strongly 
encourage you to submit your comments online through the https://www.regulations.gov website.
    If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ``Miniclip S.A.; 
File No. 192 3129'' on your comment and on the envelope, and mail your 
comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of 
the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex D), 
Washington, DC 20580; or deliver your comment to the following address: 
Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 
400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex D), Washington, DC 
20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by 
courier or overnight service.
    Because your comment will be placed on the publicly accessible 
website at https://www.regulations.gov, you are solely responsible for 
making sure your comment does not include any sensitive or confidential 
information. In particular, your comment should not include any 
sensitive personal information, such as your or anyone else's Social 
Security number; date of birth; driver's license number or other state 
identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; 
financial account number; or credit or debit card number. You are also 
solely responsible for making sure your comment does not include 
sensitive health information, such as medical records or other 
individually identifiable health information. In addition, your comment 
should not include any ``trade secret or any commercial or financial 
information which . . . is privileged or confidential''--as provided by 
Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 
16 CFR 4.10(a)(2)--including in particular competitively sensitive 
information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, 
patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names.
    Comments containing material for which confidential treatment is 
requested must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled 
``Confidential,'' and must comply with FTC Rule 4.9(c). In particular, 
the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the 
comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and 
must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from 
the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c). Your comment will be kept 
confidential only if the General Counsel grants your request in 
accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment has 
been posted on the public FTC website--as legally required by FTC Rule 
4.9(b)--we cannot redact or remove your comment from the FTC Website, 
unless you submit a confidentiality request that meets the requirements 
for such treatment under FTC Rule 4.9(c), and the General Counsel 
grants that request.
    Visit the FTC website at http://www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and 
the news release describing the proposed settlement. The FTC Act and 
other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of 
public comments to consider and use in this proceeding, as appropriate. 
The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments 
that it receives on or before June 22, 2020. For information on the 
Commission's privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the 
Privacy Act, see https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/privacy-policy.

Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment

    The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') has accepted, subject 
to final approval, an agreement containing a consent order from 
Miniclip S.A. (``Respondent''). The proposed consent order (``proposed 
order'') has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for 
receipt of comments from interested persons. Comments received during 
this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) 
days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments 
received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement 
and take appropriate action or make final the agreement's proposed 
order.
    Respondent develops, publishes, and distributes mobile and online 
digital games. As of August 2019, Respondent had approximately 100 
applications (``apps'') available for download through Apple's App 
Store and Google Play. Consumers can also play online games via 
Respondent's website, www.miniclip.com, and through Facebook.
    This matter concerns alleged false or misleading representations 
that Respondent made concerning its status in a Children's Online 
Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (``COPPA'') safe harbor program. 
Congress enacted COPPA to protect the safety and privacy of children 
online by prohibiting the unauthorized or unnecessary collection of 
children's personal information online by operators of Internet 
Websites and online services. COPPA directed the Commission to 
promulgate a rule implementing COPPA. The Commission promulgated the 
COPPA Rule on November 3, 1999, and the COPPA Rule went into effect on 
April 21, 2000. The Commission promulgated revisions to the Rule that 
went into effect on July 1, 2013. COPPA includes a provision enabling 
industry groups or others to submit for Commission approval self-
regulatory safe harbor programs that

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implement the protections of the Commission's final Rule.
    In 2001, the Commission approved the Children's Advertising Review 
Unit (``CARU'') as a COPPA safe harbor program. In July 2009, 
Respondent joined CARU's COPPA safe harbor program. Thereafter, 
Respondent began disseminating statements regarding its participation 
in CARU's COPPA safe harbor program. Respondent remained a member of 
CARU's COPPA Safe Harbor Program until July 6, 2015, when CARU 
terminated Respondent's participation in the program. After CARU 
terminated Respondent from its safe harbor program, Respondent 
continued to make claims that it participated in the program.
    The Commission's proposed one-count complaint alleges that 
Respondent violated Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act. 
Specifically, the proposed complaint alleges that Respondent engaged in 
a deceptive act or practice by falsely representing that it was a 
current participant in the CARU COPPA safe harbor program when it was 
not.
    Part I of the proposed order prohibits Respondent from making 
misrepresentations about its membership in any privacy or security 
program sponsored by the government or any other self-regulatory or 
standard-setting organization, including, but not limited to, the CARU 
COPPA safe harbor.
    Parts II through V of the proposed order are reporting and 
compliance provisions. Part II requires acknowledgement of the order 
and dissemination of the order now and in the future to persons with 
responsibilities relating to the subject matter of the order. Part III 
ensures notification to the FTC of changes in corporate status and 
mandates that the company submit an initial compliance report to the 
FTC. Part IV requires the company to create certain documents relating 
to its compliance with the order for ten (10) years and to retain those 
documents for a five-year period. Part V mandates that the company make 
available to the FTC information or subsequent compliance reports, as 
requested.
    Part VI is a provision ``sun-setting'' the order after twenty (20) 
years, with certain exceptions.
    The purpose of this analysis is to aid public comment on the 
proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official 
interpretation of the complaint or proposed order, or to modify in any 
way the proposed order's terms.

    By direction of the Commission.
April J. Tabor,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-11098 Filed 5-21-20; 8:45 am]
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