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Lawmakers Propose Expansion to COPPA

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 10, 2011

Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) have presented a draft of their Do Not Track Kids Online Bill that proposes to ban behavioral targeting to minors--users under 18--and limit the collection of teens' information to those companies that adhere to Fair Information Practice Principles, reports MediaPost News. The bill would also broaden the definition of personal information under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to include "unique identifiers, IP addresses and anything that permits the identification of a computer." 
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