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At a press conference hosted by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz will announce final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that strengthen kids’ privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from children under 13.  Sen. Rockefeller and Chairman Leibowitz will be joined by Sen. Mark Pryor, Reps. Joe Barton and Edward J. Markey, and April McClain-Delaney, Washington, D.C. Director of Common Sense Media.

WHO: Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, D-West Virginia

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas

Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts

April McClain-Delaney, Washington, D.C. Director
Common Sense Media

WHAT: Press conference announcing updated COPPA rule
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12 p.m.
WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253
WEBCAST: Press Conference (archived webcast)
SOCIAL MEDIA: After the press event, join FTC staff on Twitter from 2-3pm ET to discuss amendments to the COPPA Rule.  Tweet questions to @FTC and @TechFTC with the hashtag #COPPA.
MEDIA CONTACT: FTC Office of Public Affairs

Kevin McAlister
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Transportation, and Science


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