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The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. The COPPA Rule puts additional protections in place and streamlines other procedures that companies covered by the rule need to follow. The COPPA FAQs can help keep your company COPPA compliant. Learn about the COPPA Safe Harbor Program and about organizations the FTC has approved to implement safe harbor programs. You can also get information about ways to get verifiable parental consent– including new methods the Commission has approved – and the process for seeking approval for new methods.

Guidance

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to websites for kids, but it also may apply to sites aimed at general audiences. Read this revised publication to find out when your site is subject to COPPA.

A step-by-step plan for determining if your company is covered by COPPA — and how to comply with the Rule.

Do you have a question about COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule? Here are answers from FTC staff to help your business comply with COPPA. 

Resources

Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions

A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND PARENTS AND SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE GUIDE The following FAQs are intended to supplement the compliance materials available on the FTC website. In addition, you may send questions or comments to the FTC staff’s COPPA mailbox, CoppaHotLine@ftc.gov. This document represents the...

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites...