In a blog post marking the occasion, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission looks back at 20 years of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, noting, "Many of the kids the law was originally designed to protect are now parents themselves." The FTC's Peder Magee notes the agency "continues to be committed to rigorous COPPA enforcement" and that the law has "responded to developments in technology." Magee says the FTC also "seeks new ways to ensure verifiable parental consent" and that self-regulation plays an important role in the ecosystem. "So far," he points out, "the FTC has approved seven Safe Harbor Programs that companies can work with to ensure their practices are up to scratch."
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