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Experts: Privacy Is the Hitch with Age Verification

SOCIAL NETWORKING—AUSTRALIA & U.S.

June 21, 2012

The Australian Financial Review reports on one advocate’s concerns that “Australia should consider making data collection from under-13s illegal as it is in the U.S.” That call echoes concerns raised in a report from The New York Times outlining the difficulties of identifying the ages of Internet users. Recent cases of adults masquerading as children on a social network aimed at 13- to 17-year-olds has the site looking for a better way to vet users, but those who've studied age verification technologies are not optimistic, the report states.
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