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Jun 25, 2013
We’ve written previously about COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which went into effect in 2000 and has badly needed updating ever since. It’s finally getting that update, with the changes going into effect in July. The updates place more responsibility on the operators of websites to make sure that they are not collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. This is a list of the updates:
All of this basically means that it just got harder to legally gather information on and track children under 13 online.
Look for these changes in the coming weeks, and be sure to be wary of any sites that aren’t implementing these changes. If they’re not paying attention to these rule changes, what other rules aren’t they following?
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