Are you about to launch a new app with youth appeal? Are you hoping that your new game will trend with tweens? Hold on—you might have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The government isn’t known for being on the cutting edge with technology, but the Federal Trade Commission seems to be well aware of apps such as Candy Crush and Snapchat. And it is continuously developing rules to regulate online services that collect data from users, especially children.
Just last year, revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act took effect. The rule broadened its definition of personal information to include photos, audio recordings, geolocation, and persistent identifiers, including cookies that track activity online.
In this post, we’ll...