Purpose of the Law

Designed to protect minors who use the Internet, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs how websites and online services may interact with children under 13 years of age. COPPA restricts the online collection of personal information from these young Internet users and creates certain statutory rights for their parents. Effective April 21, 2000, the law grants regulatory and enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Inside Purpose of the Law