July 28, 2014

July 1, 2013 Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Compliance Deadline is Approaching

On May 15, 2013, the FTC sent more than ninety (90) “educational” letters to domestic and foreign businesses whose Web sites and online services (including mobile apps) appear to collect personal information from children that are 12 years old and under, in an attempt to help the businesses come into compliance with the amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule (the “Amendments”), going into effect on July 1. Our prior blogposts about the Amendments can be found here.

Copies of each one of the four (4) form letters may be found below:

  • Letter to Domestic Companies That May Be Collecting Images or Sounds of Children

  • Letter to Domestic Companies That May Be Collecting Persistent Identifiers from Children

  • Letter to Foreign Companies That May Be Collecting Images or Sounds of Children

  • Letter to Foreign Companies That May Be Collecting Persistent Identifiers from Children

The FTC also set up and maintains an e-mail hotline, where companies can ask FTC staff questions about how to comply with the Amendments.

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Julia Siripurapu, Corporate, Securities, Intellectual Property, Attorney, Mintz

Julia is an Associate in our Corporate & Securities section. Julia's practice focuses on intellectual property and technology licensing and data privacy and security. She represents clients in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of domestic and international agreements for technology development, acquisition, licensing, and distribution, outsourcing transactions, and other commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets. Julia is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and provides advice to clients on data privacy and security matters.


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