The Children’s Online Privacy and Prevention Act (COPPA) outlines regulations used to enforce the privacy of children. The law applies to commercial websites and mobile apps that collect, use or disclose information from children. Of course, the law was created to protect children, but also to put the parents in control of what information their children disclose online. That means that any business, even if not directed towards children, must have the proper procedures and structures in place in case children are using the site. This constitutes a minefield of regulatory hurdles, including disclosures, data security concerns, disclaimers, authorizations, and reporting mechanisms.
At Antoine Law Group, APC we will counsel you on maintaining the best business practices to stay compliant with COPPA regulations and the changing world of privacy law.