COPPA Consent Tool Would Hurt Parents' Privacy, Groups Say

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT) -- A pair of consumer advocacy groups on Friday urged the Federal Trade Commission to reject the inaugural parental consent verification proposal submitted under its revised children's online privacy rule, saying the mechanism floated by AssertID Inc. would compromise the privacy of parents' personal data.

The disputed proposal would provide a new way for companies to meet their obligations for obtaining parental consent under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act rule by establishing a program that would generate a “trust score” to confirm parents' identity. The score...
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