Tips For Complying With Stronger COPPA Rule

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 3:42 PM EST) -- On Dec. 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission made major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for the first time in nearly 15 years, by significantly amending the children’s online privacy protection rule. Since COPPA was enacted in 1998, online technology has changed tremendously, with the introduction of smartphones, tablets, apps and social media. The law governing children’s online privacy, however, has largely remained the same until the FTC’s recent announcement.

The amendments to the rule are intended to strengthen children’s privacy protections...
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