FTC Approves Knowledge-Based COPPA Consent Method

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 7:16 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission recently opened the door for companies covered by its children's online privacy rule to use a knowledge-based authentication method proposed by Imperium LLC for verifying parental consent, marking the first time the commission has endorsed a method not included in its rule.

Under revisions to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act rule that took effect July 1, the FTC set up a process for outside parties to propose new mechanisms that covered entities could use to verify the identity of parents who...
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