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Dear Santa, Please Protect My PII

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

December 16, 2010

According to WTAM, more than 60 Web sites have been registered in Santa's name, giving kids the opportunity to e-mail Santa directly. But Sue McConnell of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau warns parents to check out these sites before allowing kids to use them. McConnell advises not to give out any personal information, especially addresses, and to check privacy policies to find out who is asking for the information, how it will be used and who it will be shared with, if anyone. The report suggests that, to protect against spam and viruses, users could set up an e-mail address specifically for that site.
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