COPPA at 20: Protecting Children’s Privacy in the New Digital Era

October 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy will co-host a half-day conference on the 20-year legacy of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and how to protect children’s privacy in the new digital era.


Two decades of digital advances have dramatically changed the ways in which children interact with the internet, and the way big data is collected. How well are COPPA and regulators keeping up with challenges to children’s privacy and wellbeing? What are key questions that remain around the interpretation of the law?  And what lessons can COPPA provide around novel approaches to self-regulation, the enforcement landscape and the future of broader privacy regulations? FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter will deliver an opening key note followed by three panel discussions among tech and privacy experts from industry, consumer protection groups and academia, and a message from Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).

Hosts include Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy, Future of Privacy Forum, Common Sense, Consumers Union, and the Center for Democracy & Technology.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:00 – 5:00 pm

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Georgetown Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


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