MarketWatch: As Facebook faces fire, U.S. laws protecting kids online languish behind Europe

MarketWatch: As Facebook faces fire, U.S. laws protecting kids online languish behind Europe . “The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, was passed in 1998 — when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was 14 and still six years away from creating the social network. COPPA requires the Federal Trade Commission to issue and enforce regulations concerning children’s online personal information, but little has changed in the law since smartphone apps like Facebook and Instagram changed the way humans interact with the internet.”

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