WASHINGTON (7/3/13)--Changes to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule took effect on July 1, and the FTC has followed up on that deadline by releasing two new sets of guidance.
The COPPA rules address the collection, use, and/or disclosure of personal information for children under 13 years old by websites and other online services, including credit unions that have websites and/or mobile banking applications.
The recent changes aim to strengthen children's privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from their young children.
The new guidance will help small businesses that operate child-directed websites, mobile applications and plug-ins ensure they are compliant with the rule changes.
The new resources include:
The FTC in spring also released a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that addresses the basics of the COPPA rule, as well as more specific concerns.
For more on the COPPA resources, use the links.