The FTC has announced (press release) that, as a result of the recent shut down of the agency, the Commission has voted unanimously to extend the public comment periods for two recent proposals under the COPPA Rule. Specifically, the public comment period for the verifiable parental consent solution proposed by Imperium, LLC (“Imperium VPC Method”) scheduled to end on October 9 of this year and the public comment period for the kidSAFE Seal Program proposed by Samet Privacy, LLC under the “safe harbor” provision of the COPPA Rule (“kidSAFE Seal Program”) scheduled to end on October 18 of this year have been extended until November 4. The FTC’s 120-day period to review proposed verifiable parental consent programs has also been extended.
Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.