September 26th, 2012
FTC Gets Earful on COPPA Revisions
The FTC got plenty of input on the proposed changes to its rule implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to protect kids that FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz has called “tech savvy but judgment poor.” The comment deadline was midnight Monday, Sept. 24.
Those included the concerns of consumer groups that the rules were not sufficiently tightened, and from cable and wireless operators that there could be unintended consequences to the changes as proposed, including putting a crimp in TV Everywhere online delivery of kids content.
The commission reviewed COPPA in 2005 and made no changes, but this time around has plenty of new proposals, including: