Yelp and TinyCo have agreed to pay $450,000 and $300,000, respectively, to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that they violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting children’s information without notifying parents and obtaining their consent.  According to the terms of their settlements, Yelp and TinyCo will both be required to “post a prominent and clearly labeled link to an online notice of [their] information practices with regard to children, if any, on the home or landing page or screen of [their] Web site or online service, and at each area of the Web site or online service where personal information is collected from children, if such information is collected.”  Additionally, they must delete all information currently stored for underage users.  In the future, they will have to obtain parental consent before collecting data for users under age 13 and notify parents of any material changes to their collection, use, and disclosure practices.  Both companies must also implement COPPA compliance programs and submit a compliance report to the FTC in one year.