FTC Attys Push Cos. To Revisit COPPA Compliance Issues

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 6:43 PM EST) -- Two Federal Trade Commission officials on Thursday urged websites and third-party services to reassess their data collection practices in light of the agency's recent expansion of its online privacy rule for children, cautioning that the regulator would pursue entities that ignore their obligations.

Under changes to its Children's Online Privacy Protection Act rule unveiled Dec. 19 and set to go into effect July 1, the FTC broadened the scope of the 12-year-old regulation to include technologies like device identifiers and third-party services that have actual knowledge...
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