Congressional Briefing: Apps, Ads,
Kids & COPPA
Implications of the FTC's Additional Proposed Revisions
The Association for Competitive Technology and the Family Online Safety Institute will host a panel discussion on August 9 to brief lawmakers, staff, and interested parties about the FTC's amended proposed changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). On August 1, the FTC released a supplementary notice of proposed rulemaking, following up on its proposed rule from September 2011. Since indicating its intention to update COPPA last fall, the Commission has received comments and testimony from a wide range of interests. The FTC's most recent revisions follow input from technology groups regarding complex elements of the mobile app marketplace. The panel will cover the recent changes and highlight areas in which the Commission may be looking for further guidance.
Briefing on FTC's August 1 Proposed Revisions to COPPA
- Stephen Balkam, Chief Executive Officer, Family Online Safety Institute
- Morgan Reed, Executive Director, Association for Competitive Technology
- Mary Engle, Associate Director, Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission
- Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Thursday August 9, 2012 at 12:00 - 1:30pm
2322 Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. House of Representatives
To register for this event, please visit: http://coppabriefing.eventbrite.com
The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all.
ACT is an international grassroots advocacy and education organization representing more than 5,000 small and mid-size app developers and information technology firms. It is the only organization focused on the needs of small business innovators from around the world. ACT advocates for an environment that inspires and rewards innovation while providing resources to help its members leverage their intellectual assets to raise capital, create jobs, and continue innovating.