FTC Urges Updates to Children’s Online Privacy Laws

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Calling children “tech-savvy but judgment poor,” the FTC suggests that parental consent should no longer be obtained through a two-step email and authorization process, but rather, through scanned versions of signed consent forms and videoconferencing. The New York Times explains why the FTC thinks revisions to child privacy laws are needed, citing “an explosion in children’s use of mobile devices, the proliferation of online social networking, and interactive gaming.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.