Information Systems

COPPA

  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA)

    Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13years of age.  The general requirements of COPPA are as follows:

    • Each website must post a privacy policy.
    • In certain circumstances, websites must send a direct notice to parents about the site information and give parents the opportunity to opt out on behalf of their child.
    • When certain information is collected by a website verifiable parental consent must be obtained befor the site collects, uses, or discloses personal information about the child or before allowing a child to open an email account or post a message in a chatroom or bulletin board.
    • Websites must allow parents to review personal information collected from their children.
    • Websites must establish and maintain reasonable procedures to protec the confidentiality, security, and integrity of children's personal information.

    For more information about COPPA please go to this link to the Federal Trade Commission website.