Earlier today, the Federal Trade Commission announced a two-week extension for submitting comments on the FTC’s latest proposed revisions to the rule implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  In place of the original September 10, 2012, deadline, comments will now be accepted until September 24, 2012.

The FTC granted the extension after sixteen industry associations requested that the deadline be pushed back to October 15, 2012.  Among other reasons, the associations cited the complexity of the online and mobile ecosystems, the FTC’s requests for detailed comments, and the need to consider how the latest proposed changes interact with the FTC’s initial proposals