16 CFR Part 312; Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Review; Project No. P104503 #00035 

Submission Number:
Valentina Djelaj
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 312; Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Review; Project No. P104503
November 10, 2011FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION16 CFR Part 312RIN 3084–AB20Children’s Online Privacy Protection RuleTo Whom It May Concern: I am writing in regards to the COPPA Rule Review, 16 CFR Part 312, Project No. P104503. This proposed rule is aimed to protect children from a variety of online activities. This proposed rule is imperative to Children’s online privacy and protection. The commission has proposed to amend the COPPA Rule in these areas:Definitions, Notice, Parental Consent, Confidentiality and Security of Children’s Personal Information, and Safe Harbor Programs. In addition to modifying these provisions, the Commission proposes adding a new Rule section addressing data retention and deletion. I believe that the commission’s many revisions to this rule are ideal. However, I also believe that one more revision needs to be addressed. Additional forms of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) should also be included in the COPPA definition of personal identifiable information. As is stated in this proposed rule, I also affirm that technology is ever changing and children need to constantly be protected no matter the circumstances. In order to assure that children are protected online, we must keep up with the times and acknowledge that there are always new and innovative ways that children can identify themselves while using technology. If this revision were also considered in conjunction with this proposed rule, it would ensure that children could be protected to the utmost amount online. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Sincerely, Valentina Djelaj, BSW MSW Candidate