• Revamping Kids Privacy: FTC Finalizes COPPA Rule Changes
  • December 28, 2012 | Authors: Tracy P. Marshall; Sheila A. Millar; Crystal N. Skelton
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") issued final rule amendments concluding its review of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") Rule ("final COPPA Rule"). The FTC's review of the COPPA Rule began with a request for public comment in April, 2010, followed by a public roundtable. The FTC subsequently released initial proposed revisions to the COPPA Rule on September 15, 2011 through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("2011 NOPR"), and additional revisions on August 6, 2012 through a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("2012 Supplemental Notice"). Operators will be required to comply with the final COPPA Rule beginning July 1, 2013.