FTC Seeks Comments on Additional COPPA Proposals
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.August 1, 2012
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on additional proposed modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule. The commission is publishing a Federal Register notice after receiving 350 comments since its September 2011 request for input and now proposes modifying certain definitions to clarify the rule’s scope to strengthen protections for the collection, use or disclosure of children’s personal information. The commission proposes changes to clarify the definitions of the terms “operator” and “website or online service directed to children” under the rule, as well as the definition of “personal information.” Public comment on the proposals will be accepted until September 10.