During a subcommittee hearing yesterday, the Senate Commerce Chairman added his voice to those weighing in on whether the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) should be reformed, Tech Daily Dose reports. Noting that "the whole world has changed" since COPPA passed in 1998, Sen. John (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV) said, "I really think Congress has to take a hard look at whether COPPA should be updated if the FTC is not going to do it." In its requisite five-year review of its COPPA rule, the Federal Trade Commission is currently considering whether COPPA reforms are necessary.
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