Understanding FTC Rules on Children Online Privacy Protection Act
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a late December notice regarding amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in an attempt to provide better privacy & protection for children online.
The amendments, which are likely to have a major impact on websites and online services operators, highlights the need to obtain verifiable parental consent before gathering data and information from children under 13. There are also significant pieces of the amendments that needs proper attention. Understanding the new rule is a key to successfully prepare and make necessary adjustments before it takes effect on July 1, 2013.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of key thought leaders that will provide a comprehensive overview of the proposals. They will discuss the substantive provisions of these rules as well their impact on the online services industry and all other businesses impacted. A live interaction with the audience in a question and answer format is also included in this event.
Kandi Parsons, Staff Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection,
Federal Trade Commission
- COPPA Background
- Changes to the Rule
- Basic Requirement
- What is a website or online service under COPPA?
- Who must comply with COPPA?
- Current rules and pending rule changes
- Will Sum up to close after the Fourth Speaker
Alan L. Friel , Partner / Chair, Media and Technology Licensing & Transactions Practice,
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
- The good news – what has not changed
- The expansion of personal information
- Liability for third parties that interact with sites
- Issues for general audience sites and services
- What about educational services and institutions?
Joanne Furtsch, Director, Product Policy,
- How clients can adapt to rule changes
- Approach of analysis of needed changes
- How they can approach making changes
Wayne J. Keeley, Vice President & Director,
Children’s Advertising Review Unit
- ** Speaker Talking Points to be added soon.. **
Who Should Attend:
- In-house Counsel from Companies That Market and Sell Goods & Services to Children
– Privacy, Marketing, New Media Attorneys and Related Practice Areas
– Chief Security Officers
– Risk and Compliance Officers
– IT Heads
– Senior Management
– Private Companies
– Public Companies
– Privacy and Data Security Lawyers and Consultants
– Marketing Professionals
– Marketing executives
– And other related professionals
Kandi Parsons is an attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in Bureau of Consumer Protection, at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Kandi works on a variety of policy and litigation matters involving the privacy and security of consumer information. She investigates and prosecutes violations of consumer privacy and information security under Section 5 of the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Safeguards and Privacy Rules of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. She is also one of the privacy attorneys handling enforcement of the COPPA Rule. Before joining the FTC, Kandi was an associate with Hogan Lovells, specializing in health care privacy, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Kandi received her BA from Columbia University and her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Kandi Parsons is an attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in Bureau of Consumer Protection, at the …
Alan Friel is a partner at Edwards Wildman and Chair of the Media and Technology Licensing and Transactions practice, Co-Chair of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, and on the steering committees of both the Intellectual Property and Privacy and Data Protection Departments. He is a thought leader regarding privacy, data security, technology, regulatory and intellectual property implications of using mobile, social and digital media. He also has a long affiliation as an Assistant Professor in a multi-disciplinary project at the Graduate School of TV, Film and Digital Media at UCLA where he helps groom the next generation of new media lawyers, executives and creatives.
Mr. Friel is AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is ranked amongst the 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Technology by American Lawyer Media. He is an International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Privacy Professional and sits on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU). He graduated with a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, an EPM from UCLA Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. from Georgia State University.
Alan Friel is a partner at Edwards Wildman and Chair of the Media and Technology Licensing and Transactions practice, Co-Chair …
Joanne Furtsch is a leading expert in global online privacy practices spanning website, advertising, mobile and application privacy with deep specialization in COPPA and European Union Safe Harbor compliance. Joanne is currently Director of Product Policy at TRUSTe the leading privacy certification and compliance authority on the web. Joanne joined TRUSTe in 1999, and oversaw many operational, policy and product functions, and is responsible for TRUSTe’s program requirements that define the basis of the certification products and operations.
Joanne has contributed extensive practical expertise on a number of ground-breaking services TRUSTe offers to customers, including TRUSTed Data Collection certification, TRUSTe’s Small Business solution, European Union Safe Harbor Seal program, Email Privacy Seal program, and the Trusted Downloads Program that all help businesses enhance consumer trust, drive increased registrations and transactions, and comply with complex privacy requirements.
Joanne Furtsch is a leading expert in global online privacy practices spanning website, advertising, mobile and application privacy with deep …
Wayne J. Keeley is the Director of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Mr. Keeley joined CARU from the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, where he served as the Assistant Director for Development. During his tenure at NAD, Mr. Keeley authored more than 100 decisions. Before joining NAD in 2000, Mr. Keeley served as general counsel for two independent video and film-production studios. Mr. Keeley is an award-winning producer of public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at young people, addressing such issues as self-esteem, child safety and drug use. He most recently worked with Olympia Dukakis to produce a PSA on Duschennes muscular dystrophy for the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy organization.
Mr. Keeley is a graduate of Fordham College, Bronx, NY; St. John’s School of Law, Jamaica, NY and New York University.
Wayne J. Keeley is the Director of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Mr. …
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Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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About Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Edwards Wildman is an Am Law 100 firm with 625 lawyers in the US, UK and Asia. Its lawyers are known internationally for their work in private equity, venture capital, corporate and finance, complex litigation, insurance and reinsurance and intellectual property. The Privacy and Data Protection Group of Edwards Wildman is an inter-disciplinary team of attorneys assembled to address, on a practical basis, local, national and multi-national matters related to data breaches, and privacy and data protection obligations. The firm was recognized in the 2012 US Legal 500 under the Media, Technology and Telecom: Data Protection and Privacy category as well as the 2012 Chambers & Partners USA Guide: National Privacy & Data Security. In 2012, the firm was ranked 15th in the Law360 Privacy & Consumer Protection 50, a ranking of the firms with the largest privacy and consumer protection practice groups. The Group consists of attorneys in our US, UK and Hong Kong offices, and includes members from our Litigation, Employment, Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Intellectual Property, and Insurance Practice Groups. This combined expertise allows the firm to provide advice that takes into account the standards and practices of the industries in which clients operate, as well as laws and regulations of countries on a world-wide basis.
TRUSTe is the leading global privacy management solutions provider and offers a broad suite of solutions that enable multinational companies to safely and efficiently handle the customer data powering their online businesses – including advertising, cloud services, mobile applications, and websites. Over 5,000 web properties from top companies like Apple, Disney, eBay, Forbes, HP, and Microsoft rely on TRUSTe to ensure compliance with evolving and complex international privacy requirements. TRUSTe’s mission, based on a “Truth in Privacy” framework, is built on a solid foundation of transparency, choice and accountability regarding the collection and use of personal information. TRUSTe’s privacy seal is recognized and trusted by millions of consumers worldwide as a sign of responsible privacy practices. For additional information on TRUSTe and its offerings, please visit www.truste.com