Revising COPPA: A Discussion of the FTC's Proposals

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Thursday, October 25, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The FTC has proposed a number of revisions to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In comments recently filed with the FTC, a wide range of voices criticized these proposed changes as undermining the ability of operators to provide websites and services to children and raising First Amendment concerns. Join us for a lunch discussion with leading experts on the current state of COPPA as they debate fundamental questions about whether COPPA is even effective, and how it should be reformed.

Participants:

Daniel Castro
Senior Analyst, ITIF

Emma Llansó
Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology

Morgan Reed
Executive Director, Association for Competitive Technology

Alan Simpson
Vice President of Policy, Common Sense Media

Berin Szoka
President, TechFreedom

Stephen Balkam
Chief Executive Officer, Family Online Safety Institute
Moderator