It’s been nearly a decade since the FTC updated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which implements the law that governs the collection of personal information from children under 13. In that time, there has been significant innovation in the digital space, with countless new apps, smart devices, messaging tools, and other online experiences available for children and adults. These new technologies bring new opportunities and new risks, and the FTC may need to update its rule or—as President Biden called for in his 2022 State of the Union address—Congress may need to update children’s privacy law to keep up with these changes.
Please join ITIF for a panel discussion on whether and how the FTC or Congress should update COPPA to protect children’s privacy while increasing the quality and quantity of online services for children.
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