(This is a follow-up question from How to make sure my website complies with things like COPPA?)
Quoting FTC's COPPA FAQ:
- The Internet is a global medium. Do websites and online services developed and run abroad have to comply with the Rule?
Foreign-based websites and online services must comply with COPPA if they are directed to children in the United States, or if they knowingly collect personal information from children in the U.S. The law’s definition of “operator” includes foreign-based websites and online services that are involved in commerce in the United States or its territories. As a related matter, U.S.-based sites and services that collect information from foreign children also are subject to COPPA.
I am Brazilian and my website would be hosted in Brazil. I am not sure about the section "if they are directed to children in the United States" - if my website is not directed specifically to children in U.S. but directed to any children in the world, do I have to comply?
If yes, does this mean I have to comply with all similar laws that might exist anywhere in the world?