Davis To Discuss 2012 Changes To FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

January 14, 2013   Steve Davis   Privacy   No Comments

Steve will give a presentation to the Cyberspace Committee of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section on Tuesday, January 15, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. on the Federal Trade Commission’s recent changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule.

The COPPA Rule went into effect in 2000, regulating the ability of website operators to collect personal information about children under the age of thirteen.  The FTC initiated a review of the 13-year-old COPPA rule in 2010 to ensure that the Rule kept pace with changes in online technology and online behavior, and in particular with the rise of third-party “apps” and plug-ins.  Steve’s presentation will highlight some of the recent significant changes to the rule, including (1) the expansion of the definition of “operator” to include not just website operators that directly collect information about children but also operators whose sites allow personal information to be collected through third-party apps and similar services; (2) the expansion of the definition of the term “personal information” to include things like geolocation data; and (3) changes in the methods by which websites can seek and obtain parental consent for the collection of personal information about children.

The presentation can be accessed by telephone at: 1-866-548-4705, ID: 882704.

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