FTC Embraces Flexibility With New COPPA Compliance Tools

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 10:29 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission recently approved a new safe harbor program and method for obtaining verifiable parental consent under its children's online privacy rule, welcome additions that attorneys say fulfill the regulator's pledge to give the industry room to find innovative ways to comply with the rule.

On Wednesday, the FTC gave child-directed websites and their third-party affiliates a new tool to use in their efforts to comply with the expanded Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by authorizing the kidSAFE Seal Program as the sixth safe-harbor...
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