COPPA Moving Forward
Original broadcast date: June 10, 2010
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule adopted in 1999 was designed to give parents control over what information is collected from their children online and how that information may be used. Much has occurred in the last decade to both underscore the need for such regulation, and to render elements of the rule out of date. This being the case the FTC is currently engaged in a comment period designed to accept input from stakeholders on how best to update the rule. Hear our panel of experts summarize recent Senate hearings and roundtable comments, take a deep look at the existing rule, and articulate what practical consequences might emerge if certain industry, advocacy, and consumer proposals for change are accepted.
Mamie Kresses, Staff Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC
Shai Samet, CIPP, Founder and President, kidSAFE Seal Program' by Samet Privacy
Denise Tayloe, Founder, President and CEO, Privo