FTC to Announce Updated COPPA Rule at Senate Press Conference Tomorrow

Published On December 18, 2012 | By Melissa Maalouf | Privacy
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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.

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Melissa Maalouf’s practice focuses on advising a broad range of clients, from start-ups to established companies, on both U.S. and international data privacy and security issues. Melissa assists clients in drafting appropriate website disclosures, implementing legally-compliant e-commerce flows, responding to FTC Section 5 and state AG enforcement actions, analyzing advertising claims, and children’s online privacy and safety issues. She also regularly helps clients obtain certification under the EU-US Safe Harbor and navigate compliance with divergent international privacy laws.

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