New FTC resource assists dentists in COPPA compliance
June 22, 2017
— The Federal Trade Commission has a new online resource
available to assist businesses that operate websites and online services in complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
In the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business, the FTC provides a step-by-step plan for determining if your practice is covered by COPPA and if so how to comply.
The six steps are:
- Determine if your company is a website or online service that collects personal information from kids under 13.
- Notify parents directly before collecting personal information from their kids.
- Get parents' verifiable consent before collecting personal information from their kids.
- Honor parents' ongoing rights with respect to personal information collected from their kids.
- Implement reasonable procedures to protect the security of kids' personal information.
The resource also contains a chart explaining COPPA's Verifiable Parental Consent Requirement.
The ADA book, A Dentist's Guide to the Law: 228 Things Every Dentist Should Know
, contains information about COPPA compliance and is available in the ADA Catalog. Readers can save 15 percent on this and all ADA Catalog products with promo code 17131 until Aug. 31. To order, visit ADAcatalog.org
or call 1-800-947-4746.