Broadening COPPA In Light Of New Technologies

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 1:59 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission is seeking a new round of comments on its Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, which implements the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The request for comments suggests the commission's intent to modify the rule, which was first issued in 2000.

COPPA imposes requirements on operators of Web sites or online services that are aimed at children under 13 years of age, or that knowingly collect "personal information" from children under 13. The primary goal of the rule is to give parents control...
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