Protecting Children’s Privacy On WordPress (through the lens of COPPA)

Author: WordPress.org

Date: January 3, 2021 

Category: Make WordPress Meta

Disclaimer:

Nothing in this proposal constitutes professional advice, legal or otherwise.

Although substantial care was taken when compiling this post, no guarantee is made with regards to its accuracy. Please exercise your own judgement.

Common beliefs about WordPress and COPPA:

To start off, let’s examine a couple of common beliefs about WordPress and COPPA:

“This is a wider platform issue.”

Yes and no.

WordPress.org has thus far appeared to be a general audience platform – and therefore did not appear to have specific obligations under COPPA.

WordPress.org can become subject to COPPA requirements by:1. Publishing child-directed content; or2. Obtaining