Privacy And Security Concerns Over The Offering For Sale Of Personal Information Of Website Visitors

In FTC v. Toysmart.com, the issue involved deceptively offering for sale personal information of their website visitors. The case determined the privacy and security concerns of consumers and the application of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act?
What is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)?
Who are the parties and what are the facts of this case?
What did the complaint allege?
What is the current status of this lawsuit and the details of the settlement?

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