Making Sure You Do Not Violate The U.s. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) on April 21, 2000. COPPA was put into force to protect children that use the Internet. It requires that online operators give notice and gain consent from the parents of children under the age of thirteen before they collect information from the children. Operators need to know the requirements of COPPA so that they do not violate it.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

WHAT DOES THE FTC LOOK AT WHEN DECIDING IF A SITE IS DIRECTED AT CHILDREN?
WHERE DO THE SITE NOTICES NEED TO BE?
WHAT NEEDS TO BE IN THE SITE NOTICE?
HOW CAN AN OPERATOR SEND A NOTICE TO THE PARENT?
ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS TO COPPA?

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