The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. The COPPA Rule — revised in December 2012 with provisions that go into effect on July 1, 2013 — puts additional protections in place and streamlines other procedures that companies covered by the rule need to follow. If you run a website designed for kids or have a website geared to a general audience but collect information from someone you know is under 13, you must comply with COPPA’s requirements. Questions? Send them to CoppaHotLine@ftc.gov.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to websites for kids, but it also may apply to sites aimed at general audiences. Read this revised publication to find out when your site is subject to COPPA.
Need resources on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule? These revised FAQs from the FTC can help keep your company COPPA compliant.
Attention app developers! Basic truth-in-advertising and privacy principles apply to your product. It’s important to give the straight story about what your app can do and be transparent about your privacy practices. This start-from-scratch publication from the FTC reminds you to consider your choices from the user's perspective.