Fan Site Company Agrees to $1M Fine in COPPA Case

The company that makes fan websites for such tween favorites as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Rihanna has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it illegally collected data about more than 100,000 children. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint filed in a New York district court, had accused Artist Arena LLC of failing to get parental consent before collecting data like names and email addresses of children.