Warner’s “Artist Arena” Fined

“Artist Arena”, an online based service for artist owned by Warner has recently found their selves in trouble with FTC. They settled with the Federal Trade Commission for $1 million dealing with charges that violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. This related to websites they operate for Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez.

Artist arena provides many services such as managing fan clubs, ticketing, and merchandise  just to name a few. The FTC fined them based off the violation of the COPPA rule. The COPPA  requires that website operators notify parents and obtain their consent before collecting and using any & all information gathered from children under 13.

Minors will always keep you in trouble! (Lol)

Artist Arena will pay $1 million for its civil penalty. They are also required to delete all info gathered by children under 13 .