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FTC Updates Kids’ Privacy Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today proposed its first update of rules protecting children’s privacy in a decade under the bipartisan Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). Emily Peterson-Cassin, digital rights advocate for Public Citizen, released the following statement:

“Kids should have a chance to be kids, even online. With this rule, the FTC is taking an important step towards allowing safe play, exploration, and learning online without commercial surveillance. In combination with its enforcement actions against the likes of Facebook and Amazon, this proposal shows that the FTC is serious about protecting our kids.”