February 18th, 2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Approves Another COPPA Safe Harbor Program
By Julia M. Siripurapu
National Law Review
The FTC has announced its unanimous approval for the kidSAFE Seal Program proposed by Samet Privacy, LLC under the “safe harbor” provision of the COPPA Rule (the “kidSAFE Seal Program”). The Commission’s decision comes after an extended public comment period due to the agency’s shutdown last year. For more information regarding the kidSAFE Seal Program please see our prior blog post.
The safe harbor provision of the COPPA Rule enables interested entities to submit to the FTC for approval self-regulatory guidelines that implement the protections of the COPPA Rule. The FTC determined that the kidSAFE Seal Program meets the following key criteria for a COPPA safe harbor program: