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Advocates, Advertisers Differ on COPPA


December 6, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer examines reactions to the effort to update “the rules enforcing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)” for the first time in a dozen years. “Industry and public-advocacy groups have been pushing hard—often at cross-purposes—over the update underway at the Federal Trade Commission,” Jeff Gelles writes, contrasting comments from the Center for Digital Democracy—one of the nonprofits that has released a survey showing support for COPPA revisions—with those of the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Gelles describes the debate about children’s privacy as “a window onto broader issues of how information about all of us is gathered online, used, shared and traded.”
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