August 23, 2011

Adam Thierer on children’s privacy online

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Websites that track a child’s online activity can raise privacy concerns. A number of well-intentioned lawmakers are introducing regulatory measures that aim to expand the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Adam Thierer discusses the unintended consequences that could result from regulations, like mandatory age verification and an Internet “eraser button.”