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


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.