New COPPA Compliance Methods Give Relief To Publishers

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 5:43 PM EST) -- The regulations restricting data collection from children under 13 years old pursuant to the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) were greatly expanded in a July 2013 COPPA regulations amendment. The rule casts a wider net, making life more difficult for publishers of both children’s sites and apps as well as for those intended to reach a more general audience.

However, the Federal Trade Commission provided in the new rule for the possibility of new ways to obtain parental consent to such data collection and...
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