Compliance Platform

What is COPPA ?

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) is a United States federal law that protects children under age 13, while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet. The primary goal of COPPA is to place parents in control over what information is collected from their children online. 

COPPA applies to operators of commercial websites and online services directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, or on whose behalf such information is collected or maintained. The law also applies to operators with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. The act applies to US-based operators, even if they collect personal information of children outside of the US. 

COPPA imposes requirements which detail what has to be included in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and other responsibilities an operator has in order to protect children’s privacy and safety online including restrictions on the marketing of children under 13. 

This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with COPPA.