FTC COPPA FAQs - Who is covered by COPPA?

Compliance > COPPA
Q:  Who is covered by COPPA?
A:  The Rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children.  It also applies to operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13.  The Rule also applies to websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information directly from users of another website or online service directed to children.
This information was obtained from the FTC’s webpage on “Complying with COPPA:  Frequently Asked Questions.” 

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