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Follow These Steps to Improve Your COPPA Compliance in the New Year

January 03, 2023

With last-minute compliance pushes focused on state consumer privacy laws, don’t forget to check up on your compliance with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule (COPPA). Read this practice note for best practices, including determining whether COPPA applies, providing notice to parents, obtaining verifiable consent, and maintaining security of children’s personal information (PI).  

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Related Content 

  • COPPA Privacy Policy
    Adapt this plain-language automated template to ensure that users, including parents and guardians of children under 13, understand the types of information that the online service or application collects, how such information is used, and whether it is shared with third parties.
  • COPPA Compliance Checklist
    Review this checklist, providing the steps you should take, both before and after collecting a child’s PI, to ensure that your client is in compliance with COPPA.
  • COPPA’s Parental Consent Exceptions Chart
    Check out this chart providing the limited exceptions to COPPA’s verifiable parental consent requirement and restrictions or obligations placed on an operator who chooses to take advantage of these exceptions.

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