Kids Privacy Compliance Training for Website Operators

October 23, 2000

The program will feature presentations by FTC enforcement staff. In addition, several operators of websites directed to children, including, the Walt Disney Internet Group,, and, will demonstrate how they comply with COPPA.

COPPA and the Rule, effective April 2000, apply to the online collection of personal information from children under 13. The new rules spell out what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

The program is free, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please R.S.V.P. to

For more information about COPPA, the compliance training and the FTC’s efforts to inform kids, parents and website operators about the law, visit the FTC’s Kidz Privacy site at

Kids Privacy Compliance Training for Website Operators

Time: November 15, 2000, 9:30 – 4:30

Place: Techmart, 5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 122. Santa Clara, CA 95054


The program will feature an overview of basic Rule requirements and discuss compliance issues. Topics to be addressed include privacy policies and parental notices, parental consent procedures, exceptions to prior parental consent, access verification, general audience sites and “actual knowledge,” safe harbors and compliance issues that have arisen in the seven months since the Rule became effective.