On December 20, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would make significant changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA Rule”), which implements the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). The proposed rule would make a number of changes intended to expand the COPPA Rule, in order to address perceived shortcomings in how information about children under the age of 13 is collected, used, and shared by websites and online service operators. The FTC’s last major change to the COPPA Rule occurred in 2013.

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