About this Issue

Policymakers in the United States and abroad are reexamining how to effectively protect children’s privacy online without age-gating the internet: the FTC asked for comments on 21-year-old COPPA, the major U.S. child privacy law; a new state consumer privacy law, CCPA, has significant new child privacy protections; and the EU’s GDPR has new requirements for processing children’s information, with some EU countries proposing even higher protections. FPF’s youth privacy project, an outgrowth of our education privacy work, convenes stakeholders and provides analysis on proposed and passed youth privacy protections.

MythBusters: COPPA Edition
Spotlight

December 12, 2019 | Sara Collins

MythBusters: COPPA Edition

Following YouTube’s September settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), YouTube released a video in late November explaining upcoming changes to their platform. The YouTube creator community responded in large numbers, with numerous explainer videos and almost two hundred thousand comments filed in response to the FTC’s […]

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What's Happening: Youth Privacy

MythBusters: COPPA Edition
Top Story

December 12, 2019 | Sara Collins

MythBusters: COPPA Edition

Following YouTube’s September settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), YouTube released a video in late November explaining upcoming changes to their platform. The YouTube creator community responded in large numbers, with numerous explainer videos and almost two hundred thousand comments filed in response to the FTC’s […]

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