TIA Seeks Input for Toy Industry Comments on FTC-Proposed COPPA Revisions

Input due by Wednesday, September 12, 2012

August 28, 2012 | As reported on August 10th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a call for comments on revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).   In response to comments from the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and other stakeholders, the deadline for comments has been extended by two weeks, from September 10th to September 24th, 2012.

Proposed changes in the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would modify certain definitions and strengthen certain protections for the online collection, use or disclosure of children’s personal information, including several technical issues that will affect how websites pass on information designed to restrict online behavioral advertising (OBA) targeting individuals believed to be children.

The TIA Responsible Marketing to Children Committee has agreed that an industry response is important and will be developing a document for submission to the FTC.

Input from TIA members to be included in this compiled set of industry comments is requested by Wednesday, September 12, 2012.  

Comments can be directed to TIA’s Stacy Leistner (sleistner@toyassociation.org; 646.520.4858) and/or to TIA’s counsel on this topic, Sheila A. Millar (millar@khlaw.com; 202.434.4143).