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Efforts To Update COPPA Continue

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

June 12, 2012

A report from The Partnership for Public Service published in The Washington Post examines the work of Federal Trade Commission Senior Attorney Mamie Kresses to oversee efforts to update the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). "When we undertook the rule review, it was in recognition that online technologies have exploded with new devices like mobile phones and tablets since the law went into effect," Kresses notes, adding, the challenge with revising COPPA is to ensure it "continues to give parents knowledge and a say in what their children do online while at the same time encouraging innovation and interesting content for children." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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