Protecting Children Online: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)--What You Need to Know
By: Jeff Chester | Dec 3 2012
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects children's privacy online. It is a powerful safeguard empowering parents to make decisions about how personal information from their child can be collected and used. As the Federal Trade Commission nears its historic vote to ensure that COPPA addresses the range of digital data collection practices that threaten child privacy--including from behavioral profiling and geo-location targeting--here's a brief primer.