Group calls for teen privacy protections on Facebook, MySpace
By eSchool News
April 10th, 2008
The rules that limit web sites and marketers from collecting data on kids under 13 could spread to teens as old as 18 if a group of child advocates has its way, CNET reports. The group--which includes the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children Now, and the Center for Digital Democracy--plans to ask the Federal Trade Commission on April 11 to establish rules that will help protect teens from data collection and targeted marketing while they socialize on sites such as MySpace and Facebook. If heeded, the proposal could put a crimp in social networks' plans to...
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