Privacy

Commercial listbrokers have targeted our nation’s children. They actually sell lists of the names and personal information of children as young as two years of age. For example, the Student Marketing Group sells a list ofPreschool children between the ages of 2 and 5, its website boasts.Each record includes the child's full name, address, and age and can include other information, such as gender and telephone number (http://www.studentmarketing.net/dataserv.htm). American Student List sells a list ofOver 20 million students ranging in age from 2-13, (http://www.studentlist.com/products/index.shtml) according to its website.

The sale of children’s personal information by listbrokers is despicable and dangerous. Children are naturally more trusting than adults, and that trust is often easy to exploit. Legislation proposed by U.S. Senators Wyden and Stevens (S. 2160) would restore to parents the ability to protect the privacy of their own children, especially from sleazy corporate marketers and child predators.

Children's personal information should not be for sale.

More Information

News Releases

TV Station Bought Personal Info of 3000 Kids in Name of Accused Child Killer
Gary Ruskin | March 10th, 2004

U.S. Senate Bill Would Stop Companies from Violating Children’s Privacy
Gary Ruskin | March 3rd, 2004

Articles

Letter to U.S. Senators in support of Children's Listbroker Protection Act
Gary Ruskin | March 4th, 2004

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Kim Zetter | Wired | March 4th, 2004

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's floor statement on the introduction of the Children's Listbroker Privacy Act
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden | March 3rd, 2004

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External Links

Electronic Privacy Information Center

High School Student Survey Companies Settle FTC Charges; Personal Data Collected For Educational Purposes Was Sold to Commercial Marketers
Federal Trade Commission | October 2, 2002