FTC COPPA FAQs - Can the states or other federal government agencies enforce COPPA?

Compliance > COPPA
Q:  Can the states or other federal government agencies enforce COPPA?
 
A:  Yes.  COPPA gives states and certain federal agencies authority to enforce compliance with respect to entities over which they have jurisdiction.  In the past, Texas and New Jersey have brought COPPA enforcement actions.  See https://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagnews/release.php?id=2288 (link is external) (Dec. 2007), and http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases12/pr20120606a.html (June 2012).  In addition, certain federal agencies, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Department of Transportation, are responsible for handling COPPA compliance for the specific industries they regulate.
 
 
  
 
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This information was obtained from the FTC’s webpage on “Complying with COPPA:  Frequently Asked Questions.”   https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions
 

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