FTC Sets High Bar For COPPA Parental Consent Verification

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 10:22 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission recently shot down a first attempt to craft a method to verify parental consent allowing websites to collect data from children, a move that warns future applicants that they must develop sound proof about the reliability of their proposal in order to get past the skeptical regulator, attorneys say.

The commission offered the first glimpse of what it is expecting from developers that want to create new "verifiable parental consent" mechanisms on Nov. 13, when it announced that it had denied AssertID...
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