FTC moving to tighten rules on kid’s online privacy

With the explosion of Mobile Apps for tablets and smart phones, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is poised to overhaul rules that will protect children’s online privacy:

The current federal rule, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, requires operators of children’s Web sites to obtain parental consent before they collect personal information like phone numbers or physical addresses from children under 13. But rapid advances in technology have overtaken the rules, privacy advocates say.

Some of the new proposal includes making sure parental consent is obtained before children under 13 can submit photos of themselves.

Please read more in the New York Times


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