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Federal Trade Commission, Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule: Final Rule Amendments (16 C.F.R. Part 312) (full-text).

Overview Edit

On December 19, 2012, the FTC issued amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("Rule"). The amendments clarify the scope of the Rule and strengthen its protections for children's personal information, in light of changes in online technology since the Rule went into effect in April 2000.

The final amended Rule includes modifications to the definitions of operator, personal information, and website or online service directed to children. The amended Rule also updates the requirements set forth in the notice, parental consent, confidentiality and security, and safe harbor provisions, and adds a new provision addressing data retention and deletion.

The final amendments:

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