FTC to Announce Updated COPPA Rule at Senate Press Conference Tomorrow
On Wednesday, 12/19/12, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz will announce the FTC’s final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”). The FTC first released proposed amendments to the Rule in September 2011 (see ZwillGen analysis here), and then issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding its proposed changes in August 2012 (see ZwillGen analysis here).
The press conference is being sponsored by Sen. Rockefeller, and will also feature Sen. Pryor, Reps. Joe Barton and Ed Markey, and April McClain-Delaney of Common Sense Media. The press conference will be broadcast live at noon, and can be accessed at the following link: http://ftc.gov/opa/2012/12/coppa_ma.shtm.
Check back for additional updates regarding the amended Rule.