Federal Trade Commission releases - Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business. Effective July 1, 2013.
Excerpt: When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, COPPA puts parents in control. The FTC, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. The FTC updated the COPPA Rule to reflect changes in technology. Violations can result in law enforcement actions, including civil penalties, so compliance counts.