FTC Enacts Revised Children’s Online Privacy Rule

After two years of working on it, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has implemented the revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, giving parents greater control over the online collection of their children’s personal information.

The revised COPPA rule addresses changes in the way children use and access the internet, including the increased use of mobile devices and social networking. The modified rule, approved by the Commission in December 2012, widens the definition of children’s personal information to include persistent identifiers such as cookies that track a child’s activity online, as well as geolocation information, photos, videos and audio recordings.

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