Sep 212011
Changes a-Comin' for Children's Privacy

This past Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission issued proposed changes to its rules implementing COPPA (the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). COPPA prevents service providers from collecting, using or disclosing personal information of children under 13 years old without their parents’ consent. While many of the changes only clarify the existing rules, there are five main places which might impact smaller service providers: 1. ¬†Broadening the amount of information protected The proposed rules would classify [...]