Understanding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Aaron Minc
Cleveland, Ohio
Internet Law
(216) 373-7706

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In an age of near-constant online access, it is natural to worry about your child’s safety and privacy online. After all, tech giants and social media platforms are often in the news for collecting our data and selling it to the highest bidder.

Fortunately, there are regulations in place designed to shield children from being taken advantage of by website operators. One such set of rules is called the Children’s Online Privacy Act (“COPPA”).

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) became law in 1998. Its purpose is to protect children under age 13 by:

-Setting requirements for a privacy policy on websites and platforms;

-Requiring verifiable parental consent before collecting data from children under 13;

-Outlining rules for the handling of children’s data once it has been collected.

At Minc Law, we have extensive experience dealing with privacy issues, cybersecurity, and online risk monitoring. We receive over 7,000 annual requests for help from individuals like you who are worried about their privacy and security online and are interested in how to remove personal information from the internet.

If you are concerned about your child’s privacy or if you are unsure how to keep your business compliant with complex regulations, you are not alone. Read on for an overview of COPPA, relevant court cases, the remedies for victims, and a few tips for website operators who wish to stay compliant.

Read this article about COPPA in its entirety here: https://www.minclaw.com/childrens-online-privacy-protection-act-coppa/