COPPA Compliance: Limit Information Collection

Sean Bryant

Inversoft has provided a shortened version of the ‘Business and Parents and Small Entity Compliance Guide’.

Information Collection
1. If I operate a social networking service and a parent revokes her consent to my maintaining personal information collected from the child, can I deny that child access to my service?

2. I know that the Rule says I cannot condition a child’s participation in a game or prize offering on the child’s disclosing more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in those activities. Does this limitation apply to other online activities?

Yes. The Rule includes games, prize offerings and "another activity". Minimize and examine carefully how you collect information with every activity so it is "reasonably" necessary.


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