eGuardian CEO Addresses Federal Trade Commission Roundtable

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eGuardian CEO Ron Zayas has been invited to attend a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) roundtable to review the Commission's Children's Online Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. Zayas will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Emerging Parental Verification Methods, including Parental Access to and Review of Children's Personal Information."

eGuardian CEO Ron Zayas has been invited to attend a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) roundtable to review the Commission's Children's Online Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.

Zayas will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Emerging Parental Verification Methods, including Parental Access to and Review of Children's Personal Information."

"I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this important event," Zayas said. "eGuardian can be a powerful instrument to curb the problem of personal information being disseminated online, and the process begins when the parent and their child are both aware of the potential dangers. Together, we can make a difference."

The Rule was enacted in 2000 and requires Website operators to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. The roundtable will explore such topics as whether the Rule should be applied to emerging media such as mobile devices, interactive television, and interactive gaming, and potential expansion to cover more items of information that might be collected from children. A review will also be conducted of the parental verification methods used by Website operators.

eGuardian, designer of the child-safe Internet, is a service that protects children on social networking sites and allows parents to be more involved in their children's online activities.

"This is an important subject, and we welcome any chance to work with other interested parties to improve online child protection and security, as well as parental access and verification," Zayas said.

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