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Protecting Kids: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

February 08, 2022

The federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule (COPPA) (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506) places parents and legal guardians in control of the collection, use, and disclosure of their children’s personal information (PI). Violating COPPA can lead to significant financial and administrative liability. This checklist provides the steps you should take, both before and after collecting a child’s PI, to ensure that your client is in compliance with COPPA.


Related Content

  • COPPA Privacy Policy
    Access this template for a COPPA Privacy Policy disclosure notice that operators of online services or mobile applications can provide to their users to address the requirements of COPPA. 
  • COPPA's Parental Consent Exceptions Chart
    Review this chart for the limited exceptions to COPPA’s verifiable parental consent requirement, which includes restrictions or obligations placed on an operator who chooses to take advantage of these exceptions. 


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