FTC, Weight Loss Co. Ink Deal To Safeguard Kids' Privacy

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By Allison Grande (February 16, 2022, 11:14 PM EST) — The company once called Weight Watchers has agreed to pay $1.5 million and delete personal information it’s obtained without parental consent from underage users of its Kurbo program in order to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s claims that it’s unlawfully gathered this data from thousands of children, according to documents filed in California federal court Wednesday.

In a complaint filed alongside the parties’ proposed settlement, the FTC accused WW International Inc., formerly known as Weight Watchers International Inc., and its subsidiary Kurbo Inc. of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Section 5 of the FTC Act by collecting and indefinitely hanging…

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