FTC wants to update restrictions on child-privacy rules online
- what The Federal Trade Commission is looking to change some of the standards intended to protect children online: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, a 1999 rule based on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Both COPPA and COPPR were meant to allow for parental notifications and privacy standards on sites.
- why The internet has changed dramatically in the decade-plus since COPPA and COPPR took effect — as have the rise of third-party sites and add-ons. The FTC hopes to rewrite COPPR to reflect modern phenomenons like the Facebook Like button and ads with tracking codes, both of which are common on kids’ sites. source
August 2, 2012 // 7:36 // 2 years ago