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Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act was passed by Congress several years ago. As of July 1 of this year, new rules have gone into effect that apply to Wayne State (http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/12/coppa.shtm, http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/07/coppa.shtm).
In short, any website that is directed to children below 13 years of age must follow a number of specific guidelines involving parental consent, proper management of data collected (including cookies, IP addresses and similar, automatically collected data).
If your department maintains a site that is directed to children as defined above, please contact Geoff Nathan (firstname.lastname@example.org) (C&IT) and Tom Cavalier (email@example.com) (OGC) with the URL, as soon as possible.