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The FTC’s COPPA compliance update

Under the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (‘COPPA’), businesses that collect data from children are subject to strict compliance obligations regarding data collection, sharing, and security. Compliance is critical as the US Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) frequently brings enforcement actions against non-compliant businesses, seeking significant penalties. Reflecting the impact of new technology utilised by children, the FTC has recently updated its six step COPPA compliance plan. The FTC’s update seeks to address the ever-evolving effect of new technology on data collection practices and provides new means of obtaining requisite parental consent, as Andrew B. Lustigman of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP explains.

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