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In a Federal Register notice, the FTC has asked for comments on intended changes to TRUSTe’s existing safe harbor program under the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). TRUSTe proposed the changes following its settlement earlier this month with the New York Attorney General over allegations that the compliance and security company did not adequately assess whether companies certified under its safe harbor program allowed third party sites to track children.

In its submission of the proposed changes to the FTC, TRUSTe stated its changes would “address regulatory expectations related to: (1) third party tracking technologies and (2) the timing for seal removal for participants who have not completed annual review and remediation by the anniversary of the prior year certification date.” TRUSTe also said that it “is making structural changes to its Children’s Privacy Certification Standards to align them with the TRUSTe Enterprise Privacy Certification Standards since many participants in our COPPA Safe Harbor program also participate in the TRUSTe Enterprise Privacy Program.” In particular, the FTC is seeking input on whether the compliance mechanisms and the incentives for operators’ compliance with the updated safe harbor program are effective.

The comment period ends May 24, 2017.