The commission will look at whether the COPPA, enacted in 2000, effectively addresses new technologies, like smart televisions, and services like video games that aren’t directly marketed toward children under 13, but still have a large audience of them, like Fortnite and Snapchat. The FTC will hold a public workshop on October 7 to review whether the act should be updated. (Washington Post, TechCrunch)
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