Complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

If your website allows children under the age of thirteen to sign up, you need to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which was passed in 1998.

Among the requirements are that you have a plain language privacy policy, allow parents or guardians to request deletion of their children’s data, and verify parental permission with sign-up.

Other necessary steps in compliance include establishing procedures to protect the confidentiality, and security, of user information, and only retaining personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.

If your website allows children under the age of 13 to sign up, contact us to make sure you’re in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations.