Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission issued a call for public comment on a proposed method of verification of parental consent submitted by AssertID. The revised COPPA rule recently went into effect on July 1, and invited companies to submit new methods of verifying parental consent for FTC approval. The FTC in particular is looking for comments regarding whether the proposed verification mechanism is already covered by the existing methods in the rule and whether it meets the rule’s requirements that the method be reasonably calculated to ensure that the person providing consent is actually the child’s parent. The comment period will last until September 20, 2013.
The Federal Register Notice can be found here.