Representatives Walberg and Castor Announce Companion Bill to COPPA 2.0
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On April 9, 2024, Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA 2.0.”) The bill serves as a companion to the Senate bill by the same name.

COPPA 2.0 passed unanimously out of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee in July 2023, but has not been brought to a floor vote and until now and did not have a companion bill in the House of Representatives. The introduction of COPPA 2.0 in the House marks a significant step toward moving the legislation forward. If passed, the bill would:

  • Prohibit internet companies from collecting personal information from users ages 13-16 years-old without their consent;
  • Prohibit targeted advertising to children and teens;
  • Revise COPPA’s “actual knowledge” standard;
  • Require companies to permit users to eliminate personal information from a child or teen where technologically feasible;
  • Requires companies to provide direct notice when transferring or storing personal information from a child or teen outside the U.S.; and
  • Require data minimization with respect to the collection of children and teens’ data.


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