The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released a new set of proposed amendments in its ongoing review of its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) regulations. These amendments would alter key definitions in the COPPA regulations, modifying the FTC’s original proposal from September 2011. If finalized, the FTC’s proposals to date will significantly change who and what COPPA covers and when COPPA applies. Comments are due by September 10, 2012.
WHO is responsible for COPPA compliance: The FTC has clarified its proposals for how COPPA compliance responsibility would be assigned in situations when third parties collect data through websites or online services (“sites” or “services”) operated by other entities. There are two sides to this equation...
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