The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has expanded the guidance attached to its children’s online privacy rule (COPPA) to provide schools with information on how to obtain consent to collect students’ personal data, Law360 reports. In its “Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions” guide, the FTC offers advice on how to enable students to share information using a publicly available online social network, among other topics. Meanwhile, a free cloud-based compliance service, AgeCheq, aims to help mobile app and game publishers to comply with COPPA. “The mobile app industry requires a single, simple-to-use system that manages COPPA compliance for both publishers and parents, and that is exactly what AgeCheq is," said the company’s CEO.
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