FTC Shuts Down Mrs. Fields Online Cookie Club

from the evil-cookie-club dept

The FTC has stepped in to

shut down the “Cookie Club” on the website for the famous Mrs. Fields Cookies. Apparently, they’ve been violating all sorts of laws in how you’re supposed to collect information on children surfers. They didn’t clearly explain how the info would be used, and didn’t make it easy for parents to review the info. From the sound of it, they just don’t know how. They shut down the program and deleted the database, and won’t start it up again. You would think that someone at the company would be checking these things to make sure they didn’t violate any laws.

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