Hearing Focuses on Proposed COPPA Changes
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.October 6, 2011
Lawmakers at yesterday's subcommittee hearing on proposed changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule weren't shy about identifying their stake in the outcome: their children and grandchildren are growing up online. The Federal Trade Commission began a review of COPPA last year and will accept comments until November 28. This Daily Dashboard exclusive features comments from lawmakers and experts at the hearing who agree that COPPA has been essential in protecting children's online safety since its inception in 1998 but have concerns about the proposed changes' potential impact on industry, the feasibility of eliminating the "e-mail plus" method of parental consent and how to protect children over the age of 13.