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FTC Releases COPPA FAQs

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

April 26, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help clarify changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that go into effect on July 1, reports Forbes. The FAQs cover enforcement, privacy policies and notifications, geolocation data, verifiable parental consent and COPPA in schools, the report states. The FAQ also includes a list of things that covered entities must do, like post a comprehensive privacy policy, provide direct notice to parents and offer parents the ability to prevent further use or collection of their children’s data.
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