The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1998 to specifically protect the privacy of children under the age of 13 by requesting parental consent for the collection or use of any personal information of Web site users. The Act officially took effect in April 2000. COPPA specifies what a number of steps that Web site operators take. (...continued)
A customer-managed relationship (CMR) is a relationship in which a business uses a methodology, software, and perhaps Internet capability to encourage the customer to control access to information and ordering.