From Lemonade and Lucy to COPPA and Cookies
By Adam D.H. Grant, Esq.
Alpert Barr & Grant
Growing up as children, our first taste of commerce involved selling lemonade in front of our house on a sweltering summer day, or wondering what justified the hefty price of 5 cents that Lucy charged Charlie Brown for psychiatric help. We dreamed of consuming an endless number of cookies. However, dreams of chocolate oozing scrumptious spheres of delight now fade into an abyss of virtual electronic spheres designed to ooze information including âgeolocationâ and âpersistent identifiers.â As of July 1, 2013, the Child Online Privacy Protection Policy (âCOPPAâ) dramatically altered how we think about cookies. These new cookies may not be as appealing to the 13 and under crowd, but to those who develop mobile apps, they are included in the daily-recommended consumption of data in this 21st century.
Protection of Children’s Privacy on the Rise