Children’s Online Privacy Laws
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires businesses to follow specific rules and regulations when collecting online data from children. The rule applies to any commercial website or online service directed at or collecting information from children under the age of 13.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers several publications providing guidance to online businesses writing a COPPA-compliant policy.
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: How to Comply
Offers a guide prepared by FTC to help business owners comply with the new requirements for protecting children’s privacy online and understand the FTC’s enforcement authority.
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: Drafting a COPPA Compliant Policy
Provides guidance to online businesses on writing a COPPA compliant policy.
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: Questions and Answers
Lists answers to frequently asked questions to supplement the compliance materials available on the FTC’s website.
- Children’s Privacy Checklist
Gives a COPPA checklist for website owners.