Be sure to check out our recent advisory examining the extensive changes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made to its regulations implementing  the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA Rule).  The revisions update the Rule to cover technological developments and popular online practices such as social networking, smartphone Internet access, and the use of geolocation information.  The advisory details how the FTC refined its definitions of “operator,” “personal information,” and “websites or online service directed to children,” and updated its requirements for providing notice and getting consent from parents, among many other changes the FTC described as seeking to “broaden and clarify” the Rule.  The advisory, which also explores practical considerations arising from the updated regulations, can be accessed here.