The Federal Trade Commission gave privacy lawyers a long-awaited Christmas gift on December 20, 2023: its notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule. The NPRM follows a review of the COPPA Rule initiated by the FTC four years ago and the submission of over 175,000 public comments. The FTC last modified the COPPA Rule in 2013.

While the FTC declined to propose a number of changes to the COPPA Rule in response to public comments, the NPRM nevertheless sets forth a host of new requirements that, if adopted, would impose substantial new obligations on operators subject to the COPPA Rule.

Read the full Update here.

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