Implications Of COPPA Rule Expansion

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it was seeking public comment on a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) concerning the FTC's revision of the children's online privacy protection rule under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA rule and COPPA, respectively). The comment period closes on Sept. 10, 2012.

The proposed regime, if enacted, will have a significant impact on businesses with websites or mobile applications (apps) that are either targeted to or which attract minors (children under the age of...
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