Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Proposed Parental Consent Method; Jest8 Limited, Trading as Riyo, Application for Approval of Parental Consent Method, 47429-47430 [2015-19425]

Download as PDF 47429 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 152 Friday, August 7, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 312 RIN 3084–AB20 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Proposed Parental Consent Method; Jest8 Limited, Trading as Riyo, Application for Approval of Parental Consent Method Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Federal Trade Commission requests public comment concerning the proposed parental consent method submitted by Jest8 Limited, trading as Riyo (‘‘Riyo’’), under the Voluntary Commission Approval Processes provision of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 3, 2015. SUMMARY: Interested parties may file a comment at http:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ riyocoppaconsent online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Jest8 Limited (Trading as Riyo) Application for Parental Consent Method, Project No. P–155405’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at http://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ ftc/riyocoppaconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Jest8 Limited (Trading as Riyo) Application for Parental Consent Method, Project No. P–155405’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex E), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Aug 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex E), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miry Kim, Attorney, (202) 326–3622, or Peder Magee, Attorney, (202) 326–3538, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section A. Background On October 20, 1999, the Commission issued its final Rule 1 pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq, which became effective on April 21, 2000.2 On December 19, 2012, the Commission amended the Rule, and these amendments became effective on July 1, 2013.3 The Rule requires certain Web site operators to post privacy policies and provide notice, and to obtain verifiable parental consent, prior to collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13. The Rule enumerates methods for obtaining verifiable parental consent, while also allowing an interested party to file a written request for Commission approval of parental consent methods not currently enumerated.4 To be considered, the party must submit a detailed description of the proposed parental consent method, together with an analysis of how the method meets the requirements for parental consent described in 16 CFR 312.5(b)(1). Pursuant to Section 312.12(a) of the Rule, Riyo has submitted a proposed parental consent method to the Commission for approval. The full text of its application is available on the Commission’s Web site at www.ftc.gov. Section B. Questions on the Parental Consent Method The Commission is seeking comment on the proposed parental consent method, and is particularly interested in receiving comment on the questions that follow. These questions are designed to assist the Commission’s consideration of the petition and should not be construed as a limitation on the issues on which public comment may be submitted. Responses to these questions should cite the number of the question being answered. For all comments 1 64 FR 59888 (1999). CFR part 312. 3 78 FR 3972 (2013). 4 16 CFR 312.12(a); 78 FR at 3991–3992, 4013. 2 16 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 submitted, please provide any relevant data, statistics, or any other evidence, upon which those comments are based. 1. Is this method, both with respect to the process for obtaining consent for an initial operator and any subsequent operators, already covered by existing methods enumerated in Section 312.5(b)(2) of the Rule? 2. If this is a new method, provide comments on whether the proposed parental consent method, both with respect to an initial operator and any subsequent operators, meets the requirements for parental consent laid out in 16 CFR 312.5(b)(1). Specifically, the Commission is looking for comments on whether the proposed parental consent method is reasonably calculated, in light of available technology, to ensure that the person providing consent is the child’s parent. 3. Does this proposed method pose a risk to consumers’ personal information? If so, is that risk outweighed by the benefit to consumers and businesses of using this method? Section C. Invitation to Comment You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 3, 2015. Write ‘‘Jest8 Limited (Trading as Riyo’’) Application for Parental Consent Method, Project No. P–155405’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the Commission Web site, at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive personal information, like anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial account number, or credit or debit card number. You are also solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive health information, including medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not include E:\FR\FM\07AUP1.SGM 07AUP1 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 47430 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 152 / Friday, August 7, 2015 / Proposed Rules any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which is . . . privileged or confidential,’’ as discussed in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not include competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, and follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).5 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at http:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ riyocoppaconsent, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also may file a comment through that Web site. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Jest8 Limited (Trading as Riyo) Application for Parental Consent Method, Project No. P–155405’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex E), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex E), Washington, DC 20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive 5 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Aug 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 public comments that it receives on or before September 3, 2015. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19425 Filed 8–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Parts 1, 25, 26, and 301 [REG–102837–15] RIN 1545–BM68 Guidance Under Section 529A: Qualifies ABLE Programs; Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 152 (Friday, August 7, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-19425]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 312

RIN 3084-AB20


Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule Proposed Parental 
Consent Method; Jest8 Limited, Trading as Riyo, Application for 
Approval of Parental Consent Method

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission).

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission requests public comment 
concerning the proposed parental consent method submitted by Jest8 
Limited, trading as Riyo (``Riyo''), under the Voluntary Commission 
Approval Processes provision of the Children's Online Privacy 
Protection Rule.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 3, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at http://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/riyocoppaconsent online or on paper, by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Jest8 Limited (Trading 
as Riyo) Application for Parental Consent Method, Project No. P-
155405'' on your comment, and file your comment online at http://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/riyocoppaconsent by following the 
instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment 
on paper, write ``Jest8 Limited (Trading as Riyo) Application for 
Parental Consent Method, Project No. P-155405'' on your comment and on 
the envelope, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal 
Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Suite CC-5610 (Annex E), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment 
to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 
5610 (Annex E), Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miry Kim, Attorney, (202) 326-3622, or 
Peder Magee, Attorney, (202) 326-3538, Division of Privacy and Identity 
Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Section A. Background

    On October 20, 1999, the Commission issued its final Rule \1\ 
pursuant to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. 
6501 et seq, which became effective on April 21, 2000.\2\ On December 
19, 2012, the Commission amended the Rule, and these amendments became 
effective on July 1, 2013.\3\ The Rule requires certain Web site 
operators to post privacy policies and provide notice, and to obtain 
verifiable parental consent, prior to collecting, using, or disclosing 
personal information from children under the age of 13. The Rule 
enumerates methods for obtaining verifiable parental consent, while 
also allowing an interested party to file a written request for 
Commission approval of parental consent methods not currently 
enumerated.\4\ To be considered, the party must submit a detailed 
description of the proposed parental consent method, together with an 
analysis of how the method meets the requirements for parental consent 
described in 16 CFR 312.5(b)(1).
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    \1\ 64 FR 59888 (1999).
    \2\ 16 CFR part 312.
    \3\ 78 FR 3972 (2013).
    \4\ 16 CFR 312.12(a); 78 FR at 3991-3992, 4013.
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    Pursuant to Section 312.12(a) of the Rule, Riyo has submitted a 
proposed parental consent method to the Commission for approval. The 
full text of its application is available on the Commission's Web site 
at www.ftc.gov.

Section B. Questions on the Parental Consent Method

    The Commission is seeking comment on the proposed parental consent 
method, and is particularly interested in receiving comment on the 
questions that follow. These questions are designed to assist the 
Commission's consideration of the petition and should not be construed 
as a limitation on the issues on which public comment may be submitted. 
Responses to these questions should cite the number of the question 
being answered. For all comments submitted, please provide any relevant 
data, statistics, or any other evidence, upon which those comments are 
based.
    1. Is this method, both with respect to the process for obtaining 
consent for an initial operator and any subsequent operators, already 
covered by existing methods enumerated in Section 312.5(b)(2) of the 
Rule?
    2. If this is a new method, provide comments on whether the 
proposed parental consent method, both with respect to an initial 
operator and any subsequent operators, meets the requirements for 
parental consent laid out in 16 CFR 312.5(b)(1). Specifically, the 
Commission is looking for comments on whether the proposed parental 
consent method is reasonably calculated, in light of available 
technology, to ensure that the person providing consent is the child's 
parent.
    3. Does this proposed method pose a risk to consumers' personal 
information? If so, is that risk outweighed by the benefit to consumers 
and businesses of using this method?

Section C. Invitation to Comment

    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before September 3, 
2015. Write ``Jest8 Limited (Trading as Riyo'') Application for 
Parental Consent Method, Project No. P-155405'' on your comment. Your 
comment--including your name and your state--will be placed on the 
public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, 
on the Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to 
remove individuals' home contact information from comments before 
placing them on the Commission Web site.
    Because your comment will be made public, you are solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any 
sensitive personal information, like anyone's Social Security number, 
date of birth, driver's license number or other state identification 
number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial 
account number, or credit or debit card number. You are also solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any 
sensitive health information, including medical records or other 
individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not 
include

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any ``[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which 
is . . . privileged or confidential,'' as discussed in Section 6(f) of 
the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 
4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not include competitively sensitive 
information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, 
patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names.
    If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential 
treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for 
confidential treatment, and follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).\5\ Your comment will be kept confidential only 
if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, grants your 
request in accordance with the law and the public interest.
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    \5\ In particular, the written request for confidential 
treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and 
legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions 
of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).
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    Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit 
your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your 
online comment, you must file it at http://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/riyocoppaconsent, by following the instructions on the web-based 
form. If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home, you 
also may file a comment through that Web site.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``Jest8 Limited (Trading 
as Riyo) Application for Parental Consent Method, Project No. P-
155405'' on your comment and on the envelope, and mail your comment to 
the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC-5610 (Annex E), 
Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: 
Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 
400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex E), Washington, DC 
20024. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by 
courier or overnight service.
    Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this 
Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws 
that the Commission administers permit the collection of public 
comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The 
Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that 
it receives on or before September 3, 2015. For information on the 
Commission's privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the 
Privacy Act, see  http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-19425 Filed 8-6-15; 8:45 am]
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