COPPA Rule Changes Will Expand Privacy's Reach, Costs

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission's proposed amendments to its online privacy rule for children expand the definition of covered personal information to include mobile technology and social media, and will likely create new privacy hurdles by replacing a popular consent mechanism with more invasive options, attorneys say.

After more than a year of review and public input, the FTC on Sept. 15 proposed several changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which was implemented in 2000 and gives parents control over what personal information websites may collect from...
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