Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

On May 7, 2020, the New York Attorney General announced she will not sue Zoom after it agreed to adopt enhanced data security and privacy measures to protect the data of its 300 million plus users. As COVID-19 social distancing policies radically change the way individuals and industries communicate, Zoom saw a reported 3,000 percent

The Federal Trade Commission weighs in on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic:

For Ed Tech:

  • COPPA is not a barrier to schools providing robust remote learning.
  • Schools can consent on behalf of parents to the collection of student personal information only if such information is used for a school-authorized

Is the FTC’s Google-YouTube settlement a “game changer”?

“It’s three times larger than any privacy penalty assessed against Google anywhere else in the world, and it is 10 times larger than the civil penalties we have obtained in all of our 31 prior COPPA cases combined… A penalty of this magnitude sends a strong signal

The Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General have entered into landmark settlement with Google and YouTube for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.

The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York, the largest penalty since the law

“We would like the chance to think about it first”​

Feedback from 1,200 Irish school children on key issues of data protection provides insight and some actionable steps for companies processing children’s information and subject to the EU GDPR (or to the US COPPA).

Read the full list of takeaways.

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule.

In light of continued rapid changes in technology, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on the effectiveness of the amendments the agency made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) in 2013 and whether additional changes

On Tuesday, April 22nd, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it has updated its “Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions: A Guide for Business and Parents and Small Entity Compliance Guide” to address consent for the collection of student information.
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