Fordham IPLJ Podcast: Episode 8: COPPA Enforcement
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Episode 8: COPPA Enforcement

Episode 8: COPPA Enforcement

COPPA! Following up on a blog post (http://www.fordhamiplj.org/2016/11/08/musical-lys-coppas-flaws/) concerning the new, popular app Muscial.ly and its young user base, highlighting the flaws of COPPA, the Fordham IPLJ Podcast interviewed Roy Smith, the founder and CEO of PrivacyCheq to further discuss COPPA and its interaction with the mobile game industry. COPPA was enacted in 1998 for the purpose of limiting what information companies can collect about children under the age of 13 without parental consent. The law went into effect in 2000 and was amended in 2013 to, amongst other things, broaden the type of information regulated. Since the time of the legislation’s inception many companies have struggled to comply and have frequently been unsuccessful. Roy will take listeners through some of COPPA’s “loopholes.” There is obviously a perverse incentive to be willfully blind, which will be discussed from a privacy policy perspective. Furthermore, the podcast will touch on how COPPA should be enforced, who should enforce the regulations, how can the government achieve better compliance, and how are other countries reacting to our COPPA laws. Finally, the podcast touches on general policies in privacy law including a thought provoking discussion on the “reasonable expectation” of privacy in society.

 

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Anthony Zangrillo

Anthony Zangrillo is a third year student at Fordham University School of Law and the Online Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. He will be joining the Capital Markets group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP after graduation. While an undergraduate student at NYU, he founded the Motion Picture Club. (http://www.motionpictureclubs.com). You can find him on Twitter at @FordhamIPLJ.