January 16, 2021

New Article: Why parents help their children lie to Facebook about age: Unintended consequences of the ‘Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act’

Authors: danah boyd, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Schultz, John Palfrey Source: First Monday Abstract: Facebook, like many communication services and social media sites, uses its Terms of Service (ToS) to forbid children under the age of 13 from creating an account. Such prohibitions are not uncommon in response to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), […]

Full Text of Proposed Amendments to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule & How to Comment

From the FTC Web Site: The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, which gives parents control over what personal information websites may collect from children under 13. The FTC proposes these amendments to ensure that the Rule continues to protect children’s privacy, as mandated […]