The Federal Trade Commission is changing how it implements The Children's Online Privacy Act of 1998 (or COPPA). The rule is being modified to keep up with changing technology and will become effective on 7/1/2013.
The FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that strengthen kids’ privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from children under 13.
See the Statement of FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz dated 12/19/2012.
For more information, visit our webpage on Law About Internet and Online Privacy.