Juliana Gruenwald reports:
A vocal critic of proposed changes to rules implementing a 1998 law aimed at protecting children online warned on Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission could open itself to a legal challenge if it follows through with the regulatory amendments. Others attending a forum on the rules predicted that the modifications could end up curtailing the availability of content aimed at children.
During a forum sponsored by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, TechFreedom President Berin Szoka predicted that the FTC will face a legal challenge—which his group would support—if the commission moves forward with its proposed changes to the regulations.
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