Amendments to COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) become effective today.
I know that’s not the most exciting news to receive just before a holiday, but it’s too important too miss.
Years ago, Congress required the Federal Trade Commission to issue and enforce rules about children’s online privacy. The original set of regulations became effective in 2000. The purpose of COPPA was to let parents maintain control over information about their children which was collected by online services, and basically, to protect kids under age 13.
Instead of reviewing COPPA updates, here are links so you can choose information that’s relevant for your family. The first link, below, is for the actual document. The second link is for a much more understandable and, I believe helpful, Q/A.