COPPA and YOU

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2008 barcampatlanta presentation on COPPA. What it is, how it effects your website, and a possible solution.

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COPPA and YOU

  1. 1. COPPA and YOU Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
  2. 2. <ul><li>IANAL </li></ul>
  3. 3. What it is <ul><li>Protect children's privacy online. </li></ul><ul><li>Applies to operators who knowingly collect personally identifiable information from kids under 13, or who's site is directed at children. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why care? <ul><li>Will anyone think of the children? </li></ul><ul><li>You will get fined: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Etch-A-Sketch &quot;birthday club&quot; $35k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hershey Foods $80k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ms. Fields Cookies $100k </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xanga $1million </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. No problem <ul><li>If you don't have a site targeted at children. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not knowingly collect any info from anyone under 13. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask age neutrally. </li></ul><ul><li>Delete info soon as you find it </li></ul>
  6. 6. If you want teh kiddies <ul><li>Moderate posts before making public </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly post privacy policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide info and way to opt-out. </li></ul><ul><li>Only collect what is necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the info. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain parental consent... </li></ul>
  7. 7. Parental consent methods <ul><li>Signed from via mail or fax </li></ul><ul><li>Credit card transaction </li></ul><ul><li>Phone call </li></ul><ul><li>Email with digital signature </li></ul><ul><li>or maybe... </li></ul><ul><li>let someone else deal with it? </li></ul>
  8. 8. OpenID for Kids? <ul><li>OpenID provider deals with COPPA. </li></ul><ul><li>Attribute Exchange to detect parental consent. </li></ul><ul><li>Sites send activity to ID provider. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone wins! </li></ul>
  9. 9. links <ul><li>www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm </li></ul><ul><li>OpenIDforKids.com </li></ul>

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