Dec 172015
 December 17, 2015  Business, Govt, Online, Youth & Schools

Ronald G. London and Bryan Thompson write:

On November 18, the Federal Trade Commission approved a new verifiable parental consent method under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which will allow entities to use facial recognition technology to obtain the parental consent required under the COPPA Rule prior to collecting, using, or disclosing information on children under 13 years old.

Back in July, Riyo Inc. applied for FTC approval of its proposed “face match to verified photo identification” (FMVPI) method, a two-step facial recognition process that compares an image of a parent’s photo identification (for example, a driver’s license or passport) taken with the parent’s phone or device camera with a selfie that is later provided for verifiable parental consent.

Read more on Davis Wright Tremaine Privacy & Security Law Blog.

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