The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act grows up

FTC makes changes in light of a new world of web technologies

Under the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) requirements implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), websites and services directed at children must obtain verifiable parental consent to the collection of personal information from children.

The rules took effect in 2000, and upon conclusion of a review it launched in April 2005, the FTC decided not to change them.

Target Audiences

The FTC has also updated its definition of websites that are “directed at children.”

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Melissa Maleske

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