FTC to Announce Updated COPPA Rule

Federal Trade Commission
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12 p.m.
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253

At a press conference hosted by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz will announce final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that strengthen kids’ privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from children under 13. Sen. Rockefeller and Chairman Leibowitz will be joined by Sen. Mark Pryor, Reps. Joe Barton and Edward J. Markey, and April McClain-Delaney, Washington, D.C. Director of Common Sense Media.

Press conference will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website (webcast open 10 minutes prior to event)

After the press event, join FTC staff on Twitter from 2-3pm ET to discuss amendments to the COPPA Rule. Tweet questions to @FTC and @TechFTC with the hashtag #COPPA.