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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – What Is It?

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act or “COPPA” took effect in April of 2000.  The Act is meant to protect the private information of children under the age of 13 from websites and online services that are aimed at children.  The Act requires verifiable parental consent for the use of such information by the site. Some key COPPA provisions include the following: (i) the site’s maintaining of a detailed privacy policy, (ii) as noted above, the acquiring of verifiable parental consent before a site may collect personal information, (iii) providing the option for a parent to withdraw consent for any further collection of information, (iv) disallowing a site from making the providing of personal information a prerequisite for a child’s participation in a game or receipt of a prize and (v) maintaining reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information collected from children.
 
The Federal Trade Commission is charged with monitoring COPPA compliance. Violations of the Act are deemed to be an unfair and deceptive trade practice and can result in significant fines.  Moreover, state attorneys general are able to bring actions in federal court and seek damages.  Industries are able to avoid strict compliance with COPPA if they institute certain self-regulatory guidelines that are substantially similar to those of the Act, have a method for reviewing member companies’ compliance to the Act, and provide incentives for ongoing company compliance.  The self-regulatory guidelines must be approved by the FTC.      
 
You can find the Act here.
 
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