FTC Open To Industry Input On COPPA Compliance

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission recently offered support for a new industry mechanism for determining if a website is directed toward children, an olive branch that gives companies hope that the agency will afford them a real role in shaping compliance standards for its online privacy rule for children.

In offering updated guidance in July for complying with the agency's recently revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Act rule, the FTC backed the use of “flags” that allow websites to clearly communicate their child-directed nature to third parties...
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