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In light of rapidly changing technology such as the increased use of smartphones and other devices to access websites and online services, as well as new methods for collecting and using information online, the Federal Trade Commission will host a public roundtable, “Protecting Kids’ Privacy Online: Reviewing the COPPA Rule,” on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 to explore whether to update its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The Rule went into effect in 2000 and requires operators of websites and online services to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13.

WHO: Federal Trade Commission
WHEN: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
WHERE: FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

A copy of the agenda is at Members of the public and press who wish to participate but who cannot attend can view a live webcast at

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