Children’s Privacy Laws Become Tighter
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) went into effect in 2000 with the goal of allowing parents to control what information is collected from their young children online.
Just before the end of 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released an updated set of guidelines set to go into effect this July.
For example, information like photos, videos and geolocation cannot be collected without parental notice and consent. Additional legislation regarding information collection by third parties without parental notice and consent are also mentioned.
As more details emerge, we’ll see how these changes impact youth sports organizations nationwide. Stay tuned!