The New COPPA Amendments: A Comprehensive Overview

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 12:53 PM EST) -- As it has been six months since the Federal Trade Commission’s amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rule, 16 C.F.R. Part 312 became effective on July 1, 2013, it is essential that any website or online service that is not in full compliance take steps to do so.

This article summarizes many of the amended rule’s changes and discusses their practical implications for website and online service operators.

Key Highlights

The amended rule modifies the definitions of:

“Operator” to make clear that the rule...
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