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FTC Considering COPPA Revision

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

April 6, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering changes to its rules requiring Web sites to seek parental consent to collect information from children under the age of 13. By law, the FTC is required to review the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) every five years, The Hill reports, and has announced that "changes to the online environment over the past five years, including but not limited to children's increasing use of mobile technology to access the Internet, warrant reexamining the rule at this time." The FTC is seeking comment on proposed changes to address such issues as geolocation and behavioral targeting technologies, with all submissions due by June 30.  
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