As expected, 2019 is shaping up to be the year for privacy reforms, including possible amendments to the 20-year old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have introduced legislation that would expand COPPA’s scope to offer new protections to minors age 13-15, establish new limitations on collecting personal information on children and minors, and create a new division within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged with overseeing marketing directed at children and minors, among other things.

For insight into the COPPA Amendments see Keller and Heckman’s March 25, 2019 Client Alert “Senators Markey and Hawley Introduce Bill to Expand COPPA” authored by Privacy Partners Sheila Millar and Tracy Marshall.