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Groups Call for COPPA Updates

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 2, 2010

Seventeen advocacy groups want the FTC to increase privacy protections for children on the Internet, USA Today reports. In a filing on Wednesday, the groups called for clarification and updates to the FTC's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule. The deadline for public input on the FTC rule, which is being reviewed, was Wednesday. Among other requests, the groups want the COPPA rule to extend to new technologies such as interactive TV and gaming as well as behavioral targeting. They also call for an update to COPPA's definition of "personal information" to extend to potentially combinable data such as age, zip code and gender.
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