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Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)

  • From: Henry R. Linneweh
  • Date: Fri Apr 21 18:24:03 2000

This law while with good intent protects nothing, foreign nations
and companies are not bound by American legislation.

Robert Cannon wrote:

> The law in question is the Child Online Privacy Protection Act, passed in
> 1998.  Today, (Friday April 21) FTC rules implementing the new law take
> effect.  You may be interested in the following information:
> FTC's How to Comply with COPPA
> FTC's Privacy website
> According to the FTC guide, the following people must comply and thus will
> want to learn more about this:
> If you operate a commercial Web site or an online service directed to
> children under 13 that collects personal information from children or if you
> operate a general audience Web site and have actual knowledge that it
> collects personal information
> from children, you must comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection
> Act.
> * To determine whether a Web site is directed to children, the FTC will
> consider several factors, including the subject matter; visual or audio
> content; the age of models on the site; language; whether advertising on the
> Web site is directed to children; information regarding the age of the
> actual or intended audience; and whether a site uses animated characters or
> other child-oriented features.
> * To determine whether an entity is an "operator" with respect to
> information collected at a site, the FTC will consider who owns and controls
> the information; who pays for the collection and maintenance of the
> information; what the pre-existing contractual relationships are in
> connection with the information; and what role the Web site plays in
> collecting or maintaining the information.
> -Robert Cannon
> Internet Telecom Project
> ------Original Message------
> From: "Moe Allen" <[email protected]>
> To: <[email protected]>
> Sent: April 21, 2000 7:10:50 PM GMT
> Subject: New Federal Law
> The Federal Government just announced a new Law that goes into effect today.
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Henry R. Linneweh