The Federal Trade Commission proposed updates to strengthen the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, shifting the burden of online safety from parents to apps and digital services. The changes include turning off targeted advertising by default for children under 13 and prohibiting the use of personal details to keep children on platforms longer. Security requirements for online services collecting children’s data will be strengthened and limits will be placed on the collection of student data by educational tech providers. Lina M. Khan, chair of the Federal Trade Commission, emphasized the need to safeguard children’s data from being hoarded and monetized by companies. Members of the public have 60 days to comment on the proposed changes before the commission votes on them.
New Online Privacy Protections for Children Proposed by U.S. Regulators
The career of Roger Fidler exemplifies a warning: Sometimes, you can predict the future but still fall victim to it. Three decades ago, Mr. Fidler was a media executive promoting a vision of the future for newspapers. The rise of digital technology would allow for news to be accessed on portable devices all day long, […]Read More
Roger Fidler has had a front-row seat to the digital revolution in the newspaper industry. Thirty years ago, he was advocating for the future of newspapers as portable digital devices that would offer multimedia content to readers. While his vision has largely come to fruition with people constantly online and engaged with news, traditional media […]Read More
President Biden will issue an executive order to restrict the sale of American data to China, Russia, and four other countries in an effort to protect sensitive information from being used for malicious purposes. The order aims to prevent personally identifying data, such as locations, health records, and genetics, from being obtained by these countries […]Read More