16 CFR Part 312; Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Review; Project No. P104503 #00180 

Submission Number:
00180 
Commenter:
Chris Jobson
State:
Connecticut
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 312; Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Review; Project No. P104503

I urge the FT to update the current COPPA rules to make it applicable to the more sophisticated web environment to which children are exposed today. Many Online marketing firms are using highly sophisticated, technical tools to unwittingly get information to and from our unsuspecting children and young adults today. This is unethical, unscrupulous and is an invasion of privacy for our children. At the least, The COPPA Rule should clarify that operators must ask parents’ permission before they collect: Children’s IP addresses Children’s relocation information Children’s screen and user names Photographs and videos of children Please take action now to keep the COPPA rules relevant and effective to protect the rights of our youngest citezens . Thank you,