FTC: No Need to Approve IVeriFly’s Proposed Alternative COPPA Consent Method – Proposal is Merely a Variation On Methods COPPA Rule Already Recognizes

By | Privacy and Security Law Blog | February 26, 2014
FTC:  No Need to Approve IVeriFly’s Proposed Alternative COPPA Consent Method – Proposal is Merely a Variation On Methods COPPA Rule Already Recognizes

Under the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule that invite proposals for new mechanisms for obtaining the verifiable parental consent required to collect, use and disclose personal information from children under 13, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it concluded its proceeding on iVeriFly’s proposal by declining to issue an approval, as the FTC found the method to be simply a variation on those already recognized under the Rule, rendering further FTC action unnecessary.