September 16th, 2011
Objections to the Updates to the Internet Child Privacy Protection Laws
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,
Safeguarding kids from advertisers--sounds great! Lawmakers and parents alike approve of the step. Massachusetts representative Edward Markey heralded the commissions proposal, calling it a “much needed step.” But not everyone is so keen on the safety regulations.