Oct 052011
 
 October 5, 2011  Laws, Online, Youth & Schools

Juliana Gruenwald reports:

While most lawmakers agree that businesses should be required to follow special rules when dealing with children’s personal information online, a House Energy and Commerce panel was more divided during a Wednesday hearing over whether Congress needs to craft special protections for teens.

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission issued proposed changes to its rules implementing the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, which requires websites aimed at children under age 13 to get a parent’s permission before collecting, using, or disclosing kids’ personal information.

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