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FTC allows ‘selfies’ for parental consent under COPPA

20
Nov
2015
FTC allows ‘selfies’ for parental consent under COPPA

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Rules under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act require websites and online services directed at children to take the consent of the child’s parent before collecting personal information of the child.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, after a long debate including public comment, has allowed the use of a new method involving facial recognition and phone or webcam photographs of parents to verify that the person providing consent for a child to use an online service is indeed the child’s parent.

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