Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Playdom Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Walt Disney
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
May 12, 2011
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

The operators of 20 online virtual worlds agreed to pay $3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule by illegally collecting and disclosing personal information from hundreds of thousands of children under age 13 without their parents' prior consent.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
entertainment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
entertainment
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Parent company note: 
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