The Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Childrens Internet Protection Act (CIPA) are both intended to provide protections for children accessing the Internet. However, they both have had some opposition. Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you: Describe the main compliancy requirements and the protected information for both COPPA and CIPA. Analyze how COPPA and CIPA are similar and how they are different, and explain why there is a need for two (2) different acts. Describe what you believe are the most challenging elements of both COPPA and CIPA to implement in order to be compliant. Speculate on why COPPA and CIPA define protection for different ages; COPPA defines a child as being under the age of 13 and CIPA defines a minor as being under the age of 17. Identify the main opposition to COPPA and CIPA based on research and speculate on whether they will be changed in the future based on the opposition. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Explain the concept of privacy and its legal protections. Describe legal compliance laws addressing public and private institutions. Use technology and information resources to research legal issues in information security. Write clearly and concisely about information security legal issues and topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.