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FTC Denies Group’s Request for Delay in COPPA Date

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

May 7, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to keep July 1 as the scheduled implementation date for the update to COPPA, ADWEEK reports. The decision denies a request from 20 groups including the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Application Developers Alliance that the date be pushed up by six months, citing “insufficient time” between the FTC’s issued guidance on the new rules and the required compliance date. The groups say they need more time to make changes to their products. But the FTC responded that the groups had enough time and didn’t provide sufficient reasons for the requested change in date.
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