This post was also written by Amy S. Mushahwar.
This morning the FTC released a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. This is not a final rule. The notice suggests further modifications to proposed definitions released in the September 2011 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the COPPA Rule. Specifically, the FTC now seeks comment on proposed modifications to the definitions of “operator,” “personal information,” and “website or online service directed to children.” This notice must be read in conjunction with the 2011 notice to understand the full scope of the proposed changes. The FTC is seeking comments on these proposals. Comments must be received on or before September 10, 2012. Shortly, we will be providing a detailed analysis of this notice in context with the earlier release.