Friday, November 21, 2014

FTC Denies AgeCheq's COPPA Rule verifiable parental consent method,

After conducting a public comment period and review of AgeCheq, Inc.’s application for Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule verifiable parental consent method, the FTC has decided deny the company’s application.
Under the COPPA Rule, online sites and services directed at children under 13, and general audience sites or services that knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13, must obtain permission from a child’s parents before collecting personal information from that child. The rule lays out a number of acceptable methods for gaining parental consent, but also includes a provision allowing interested parties to submit new verifiable parental consent methods to the Commission for approval. Approved methods may be used by any company, not just the particular applicant requesting approval of the method.

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