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Advocates: Potential COPPA Revisions Fall Short

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

January 28, 2011

The recently released Department of Commerce green paper on commercial data privacy does not sufficiently protect adolescents. That's according to a coalition of children's online privacy advocates who submitted comments about the paper recommending that forthcoming Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) revisions include teenagers in online privacy protections, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The groups--which include the Center for Digital Democracy, World Privacy Forum and pediatric doctors associations--also want behavioral targeting data to be considered protected personal information and a broadened definition of online services that would include games and mobile applications. COPPA is under review by commerce and the FTC. It currently covers children ages 12 and under.
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