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The FTC regularly revisits rules on the books to make sure they’re effective and up to date. Right now the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule is under review. We asked for public comments in July and hosted a workshop on the Future of the COPPA Rule earlier this month. Given substantial interest in the subject, we’ve had requests to extend the current October 23, 2019, comment deadline. The Commission just announced that you now have until December 9, 2019, to put your comments on the public record. Read the Federal Register Notice for more information about the COPPA Rule.
 

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Hello. Thank you for permitting me to briefly comment on the COPPA review. I will simply bulletize my comments:
*Age Application: The age of the definition of a "Child" should be raised to "Under 16"
*Parental Consent: It is just that. Parents or Legal Guardians of children should and always be the only source of valid consent. In the field of technology or specifically educational technology, final consent relating to the use or application of said technology, if it involves the collection and use of personal information must remain in the parental domain.
*Voice Recordings: I recommend voice recordings that request/acquire a child's personal information, also conform with appropriate parental consent parameters. With the continual growth of digital technology, the "source" or "collection" of data comes in many ways now... computer keyboard entry, touch-tone phone entry, smartphone apps, voice recordings, biometrics, etc. The protection of our children must always be the first priority.
*General Audience Websites: A very large "gray" area exists in the marketing/target audience of websites. Clearly, some organizations specifically target children as the consumer. However, what about situations where "general audience" websites target adults and children? Example: movie ticket sales. They would be marketing to adults, teens, and children. This is a situation I believe COPPA should apply. That is a somewhat clear example. But what about an organization that markets lamps or lighting fixtures? They might sell lamps for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Perhaps some child themed lamps or lighting. I think this is a situation where a "reasonableness" test must be adopted. Where, under the circumstances, it could be "reasonably" conceived that a business or organization is undertaking an affirmative, conscious effort to market, gather or process a child's personal information. In the latter example, I would likely say it is not, if they are engaging in general, home sales where the conscious effort is to market to adults.
*"Personal Information": The definition should be expanded to include genetic data, fingerprints, retinal patterns, or other biometric data, or information that is inferred, but not collected directly from, children.
Regards,Leonard R. Rivera, Esq.

The comments you put here on the blog are not added to the public comment on the FTC's implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA” or “the Act”), through the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule” or “the Rule”).

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FTC Rule, could affect the websites or online services directed to children, this is positive as the young generation is of more importance to us. Further it helps the parents to have assurance on the content and products their children are browsing or purchasing on line. in the long run producing a better society!

FTC should include, the websites that is without child oriented activities but is largely visited by high number of child users, once identified.

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Good Rule Thanks

As a parent, it's very sad to see a law intended to protect children doing the complete opposite. This will only lead to "kid friendly" YouTube channels shifting to an older age while the audience will remain the same. My children will now be subject to adult content because kid friendly content will be drastically diminished. In addition, threatening the average content creator with a $42,000 fine per video is absolutely insane. Many content creators have hundreds or even thousands of videos. YouTube has been forcing creators to become kid friendly over the last 5 years and now you are going to fine the creators life changing amounts of money because they did what they were told. People will lose their homes, cars, and livelihoods, all because they make content that parents WANT their kids to watch. This NEEDS to be changed.

Please stop about this COPPA, I love YouTube and channel all people who love a YouTube, and other's really work hard on upload to channel, but i'll never forgive u, I understand about made a kids, and also kids are favor YouTube Channel such love other's Gaming, teach them a Cooking, Making up, News, Music, Movies, Sports, And Who favor Channel YouTube, And now we'll YouTube Rewind 2019-2020 PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOUTBE CHANNEL IN THE WORLDS

On the surface this law seems like a "no-brainer" but I am extremely concerned with how this is being executed. By penalizing the individual content creators making kid friendly content online we run the risk of creators either shifting their content to a more mature nature or ceasing to create content at all. Kids however will not stop watching online content. Less kid friendly channels with the same audience will undoubtedly lead to kids watching more mature content. Please consider revising this law because its current state is leading down a dark path that is putting children in danger.

The comments you put here on the Business Blog do not go on the public record. If you want to make a comment on the public record, you have until December 9, 2019. Read about the COPPA Rule. Submit a Comment to the public record here.

This is more harm than good do not go through with the law. As it is way too vague BE MORE SPECIFIC

This is a poorly designed idea made by people who do not fully understand the internet. In order to do this right, one will have to fully understand the situation. This is not understanding the situation.

On the surface this looks like a great law, but as a parent of three, I fear this will cause much more harm than good for my girls. By penalizing content creators for making kid friendly content on websites like YouTube you will be effectively removing kid friendly videos on the platform. What you won't be removing is the large presence of children on the internet. So my kids won't be getting personalized ads, but instead they will be watching mature content because all of the child friendly creators have been thrown out of a job. I am also not concerned about targeted ads. At least I know they will be ads appropriate for my kids as opposed to the thousands of alcohol and condom commercials I notice on the internet. Please revise this law because I am fearful for the path this is taking currently.

The comments you put here on the Business Blog do not go on the public record. If you want to make a comment on the public record, you have until December 9, 2019. Read about the COPPA Rule. Submit a Comment to the public record here.

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