Nicole Freiss writes:
On September 15, 2011 the FTC issued proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (the “COPPA Rule”), which imposes requirements on web sites that are directed at and/or collect personal information from children younger than 13 years old. According to the FTC, the revisions are to “ensure that the Rule continues to protect children’s privacy, as mandated by Congress, as online technologies evolve.” The proposed amendments would modify the Rule in five areas: definitions, parental notice, parental consent mechanisms, confidentiality and security of children’s personal information, and safe harbor programs. Each of these may have a significant impact on a company’s current online practices. In this post we summarize the proposed revisions.
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