ESRB Privacy Certified is annual membership consulting
Members of the ESRB Privacy Certified program proudly display our seals to demonstrate their compliance with online and mobile privacy protection laws.
COPPA Safe Harbor
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the Privacy Certified program as a Safe Harbor under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which helps shield our members from potential sanctions and fines.
GDPR & Global Guidance
We provide guidance to our members on privacy laws and regulations outside the U.S., including but not limited to, Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as well as the EU and UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Children’s Code (aka the Age Appropriate Design Code or AADC). We also help our program members seek certification under the ICO-approved Age Check Certification Scheme.
We work hand-in-hand with our members to create a privacy-by-design approach that meets their individual and unique business needs.
Monitoring and Reporting
We conduct regular reviews and random spot checks of member websites and apps, enabling us to identify potential privacy issues on an ongoing basis and to work with members to address them quickly and effectively.
Identity Verification Services
In exclusive partnership with Veratad Technologies, our members can access identity and age verification authentication solutions at special discounted rates. Such services can be used when obtaining parental consent under COPPA and to reduce the risk of fraud or theft of service.
Probing the FTC’s COPPA Proposals: Updates to Kids’ Privacy Rule Follow Agency’s Focus on Technological Changes
As a longstanding FTC-authorized COPPA Safe Harbor program, we follow the agency’s COPPA work closely. We’ve delved into the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to understand what it will mean for our member video game and toy companies – and for the millions of kids and teens (and their parents) that play games. Read our summary of the most important provisions from the 164-page NRPM document here.