Washington, DC — Today, the Federal Trade Commission unveiled its modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) mandated by Congress in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. The new rules are scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2013. CDT supports the FTC’s effort to update COPPA to address the more sophisticated data collection practices…
Ever wondered why most Terms of Service include a seemingly arbitrary age cut-off, banning users who are under 13? It’s because of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which restricts the collection of personal information from kids on the Internet. Sites like Club Penguin or Radio Disney that are aimed at children under 13 are required…
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing a set of new online privacy rules focused specifically on children’s interaction with web sites. The new rules—which focus on kids under the age of 13—are amendments to the existing Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that, according to the FTC, are being made in response “to changes in online technology,…
Panelists at an FTC public meeting Wednesday in Washington struggled with applying the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to new communications devices and to the generally accepted knowledge that many website operators can’t screen children from viewing their content. COPPA requires that the FTC review follow-through on the law every five years….
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February 28, 2008
Contact: Brock N. Meeks, CDT
(202) 637-9800 ex. 114
(703) 989-3547 (CELL)
Washington, D.C. — The Center for Democracy & Technology today announced its participation in the newly formed Internet Safety Technical Task Force, created to examine technologies that might be used to protect children from inappropriate material or contacts on the Internet.
The task force, an outgrowth of…