Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Web Sites Accused of Collecting Data on Children

Singer, Natasha. "Web Sites Accused of Collecting Data on Children." The New York Times, August 22, 2012.

From the article: "A coalition of nearly 20 children’s advocacy, health and public interest groups plans to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, asserting that some online marketing to children by McDonald’s and four other well-known companies violates a federal law protecting children’s privacy. The law, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, requires Web site operators to obtain verifiable consent from parents before collecting personal information about children under age 13." Read more