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FTC Seeks Comments on COPPA

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 25, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public input about protecting children's privacy online, reports MediaPost News. The commission is engaged in its second five-year review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which took effect in 2000. COPPA requires Web site operators to obtain parental consent before collecting or using kids' personal information. The FTC says that changes in the online environment and "children's increasing use of mobile technology to access the Internet" might necessitate an update to the regulations. In a Federal Register notice, the commission asks how regulations should be modified to address new platforms, the report states.
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