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FTC Extends COPPA Public Comment Period

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

July 6, 2010

The FTC has announced it is extending its public comment period on its review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule to July 12 due to a technical glitch, The Hill reports. The 90-day public comment period was formerly set to end June 30. The FTC is considering updates to the rule to address new geolocational technologies and behavioral targeting, among other advancements. The FTC held a public roundtable discussion on COPPA June 2, and last week, 17 advocacy groups called for clarification and updates to the rule in a group filing to the FTC.
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