The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is asking educators and others to comment on its implementation and subsequent enforcement of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the law that requires internet operators to get parental consent before collecting personal information from web surfers under age 13.

COPPA applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, eMail address, telephone number, or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child, according to the FTC. The FTC regulation pertaining to the law also covers other


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