BBB National Programs Decisions
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1/21/2021 - Children’s Advertising Review Unit Determines that Visual Supply Company App Is Not “Directed Primarily or Secondarily to Children”New York, NY – January 21, 2021 – The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) determined that Visual Supply Company (VSCO) is not an online service directed primarily or secondarily to children under age 13 as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and CARU’s own Guidelines for Online Privacy Protection. Identified during CARU’s routine monitoring program of child-directed content, VSCO markets a social media and photo editor app that has become well known to teens and tweens for the “VSCO girl” trend across several social media platforms.
10/06/2020 - CARU Determines Social Media Platform Discord Complies with COPPA and CARU Guidelines with Proper Protections for Children Under 13New York, NY – October 6, 2020 – The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a division of BBB National Programs, determined that Discord Inc. is not an online service directed to children as defined by Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and CARU’s Guidelines for Online Privacy Protection.
8/12/2020 - CARU Recommends MilkPEP Modify Child-Directed Advertisement to Meet Safety Guidelines for Children Under 12The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a division of BBB National Programs, determined that a television advertisement to promote America’s Milk Companies produced by the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board (MilkPep) did not comply with CARU’s safety guidelines. As a result, CARU recommended that MilkPEP discontinue the ad, which appeared during children’s programming, or modify it to include proper representation of safety gear.