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Commissioner: COPPA Should Be Fixed, Not Abandoned

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

December 7, 2011

Speaking at the IAPP's Practical Privacy Series in Washington, DC, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill equated the current privacy paradigm to the age-old "tenet of the toddler room: share, don't take." Among several pressing topics covered--including social media, big data collection and developments in do-not-track self-regulation--Brill disputed recent research suggesting that COPPA is no longer effective "in the Facebook age." This Daily Dashboard exclusive looks at Brill's reasoning behind the continued need for COPPA protections for parents and children and how the FTC plans to address and expand the federal legislation to meet new challenges found in the mobile technology and online behavioral advertising landscapes.
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