FTC Official Defends Age Limit In Child Privacy Rule

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 4:18 PM EST) -- A lawmaker and a Federal Trade Commission official clashed Wednesday in a forum on children's online privacy over whether teenagers should be subject to the same legal safeguards as youths younger than 13-years-old.

Among the main topics of the public forum, convened by the Congressional Privacy Caucus, were the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011, or H.R. 1895, a bill introduced in May by caucus co-chairmen Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, and an FTC rule proposed in September on children's online privacy....
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