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FTC Extends COPPA Comment Deadline...Again

The Federal Trade Commission has given commenters a couple more days to weigh in on its enforcement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act via its COPPA Rule. It had already extended the deadline from Oct. 23 to Monday (Dec. 9).

The new deadline is by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 11. 

That is because the federal government's Regulations.gov portal is "temporarily inaccessible." 

The FTC is also allowing commenters to submit their comments by e-mail (secretary@ftc.gov). The vote to extend was 5.0.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.