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FTC Approves COPPA Self-Reg Program

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

February 14, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the kidSAFE Seal Program “as a safe harbor program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the agency’s COPPA Rule.” The FTC is required by COPPA to review and approve all self-regulatory programs that would serve as safe harbors, according to an FTC press release. The commission determined in a 4-0 decision that the kidSAFE program provides “the same or greater protections for children” as those required in the COPPA Rule.
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