FTC Seeks Input On Potential COPPA Safe-Harbor Program

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it was seeking public input on whether to allow the kidSAFE Seal Program to become the sixth safe-harbor provider under the commission's recently revised online privacy rule for children.

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act rule, enacted in 2000 and updated in December, imposes tight restrictions on the way child-directed sites and their third-party affiliates can collect and use personal information from children younger than 13. In order to facilitate compliance, the rule allows for industry groups and other...
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