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Groups Disagree on Proposed COPPA Changes

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

September 26, 2012

Privacy advocates are urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to discard a proposal by the Walt Disney Company that would change how organizations meet COPPA obligations, NationalJournal reports. The company wants the FTC to alter its definition of websites “directed at children” and has proposed a “family-friendly” classification. The Center for Digital Democracy has said “children’s privacy would receive much less protection as a result” of the changes. Meanwhile, in its comments to the FTC, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has said new behavioral advertising limits “would restrict children’s access to online resources by undermining the prevailing business model.”
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