Special Case of Children's Privacy
you direct your online activities to children under the
age of 13, or have knowledge that you are collecting data
from kids in that age range, under the Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) you must obtain verifiable
parental consent before collecting and sharing the information,
consent that must be revocable by parents at any time.
What is verifiable? What constitutes collection? How do
you obtain parental consent? How do you manage the permission
process? All good questions with few easy answers.
what if you're not a kid-oriented site? Do you collect
any age information about your visitors? Then you may
be subject to COPPA. In fact, frequent studies of general
audience websites have indicated that while huge numbers
of sites were potentially covered by COPPA, few if any
had the kinds of privacy measures required by the law.
consultants have extensive experience in designing and
implementing parental consent processes for e-commerce
ventures of all sizes. Let us help you assess your exposure
under COPPA and help you design solutions that fit your
needs in cost-effective ways.