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Opinion: With Kids, Tech CEOs Should Be More Accountable

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

May 15, 2012

In The Atlantic, James P. Steyer opines that technology executives should not consider children simply as data points. "We need social media business leaders," Steyer writes, "to provide us with the same level of privacy they would want for their own families." With an "unbridled pursuit of data," large Internet companies are creating "platforms that seek more and more control of our personal information and data." Steyer notes, "nobody seems to be asking how you can be a responsible tech CEO and a responsible parent raising healthy children at the same time," adding, "The more that digital media shapes our lives and those of our children, the more we need accountability from the engineers and executives who dominate the tech industry."
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