Objections to the Updates to the Internet Child-Privacy Laws

By The Atlantic Wire

The Internet will eat your kids alive and market crap to them while it's at it, which is why the Federal Trade Commission wants to update the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, reports The Wall Street Journal's Emily Steel. "The Federal Trade Commission wants to give parents more control over what information websites can collect about their children." The new regulations would require parental consent for websites to collect information about your child, explains The New York Times's Somini Sengupta,

The proposed revisions expand the definition of 'personal information' to include a child's location, along with any personal data collected through the use of cookies for the purposes of targeted advertising. It also covers facial recognition technology. Web sites that collect a child's information would be required to ensure that they can protect it, hold onto it "for only as long as is reasonably necessary," and then delete the information safely.

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