COPPA Needs Social Media Tweaks: FTC Commissioner

Law360, Washington (December 6, 2011, 3:28 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission's Julie Brill said at a conference Tuesday that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act remained vitally relevant in the Facebook age, but that reforms were necessary to ensure the statute remained effective as social media evolves.

Proposed changes would make clear that the COPPA rule applies to new media, including the mobile space, the commissioner said at a conference in Washington hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Brill also called for the provision of more streamlined, meaningful information to parents...
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