COPPA Gets an Update
7/23/2013 8:00:00 PM
This past July, the Federal Trade Commission revised the Children’s Online Privacy
Protection Act Rule to address the changes in the way students use the Internet, including
the increased use of mobile devices and social networking. Key updates include:
■ Modifying the list of personal information that cannot be collected without parental
notice and consent, adding geolocation information, photographs, and videos to
■ Closing a loophole that allowed kid-directed apps and Web sites to permit third
parties to collect personal information from children through plug-ins without
parental notice and consent.
■ Requiring that covered Web site operators adopt reasonable procedures for data
retention and deletion.
■ Strengthening the FTC’s oversight of self-regulatory safe harbor programs.
■ Changing the definition of collection of personal information so that operators may
allow children to participate in interactive communities without parental consent,
as long as the operators take reasonable measures to delete children’s personal
information before it is made public.
Read more at www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/07/coppa.shtm
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