September 16, 2011

ARTICLES: Update Urged on Children’s Online Privacy

Aiming to catch up with fast-churning technology that touches children's lives every day, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed long-awaited changes to regulations covering online privacy for children.

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or Coppa, was enacted over a decade ago, long before the advent of social media and smartphones. It requires companies to obtain parental consent before collecting any personal information about a child under the age of 13.

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