FTC to unveil new children's online privacy rules in Capitol Hill event

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COPPA, passed in 1998, restricts the ability of website operators to knowingly collect information from children younger than 13.

The FTC proposed a draft revision in August that would clarify that the restrictions cover not only websites, but also games, apps, ad networks and other online plug-ins.

The proposal would also expand the definition of personal information to cover photos, videos and geolocation data.