Lawmakers Question Opening Facebook To Kids

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT) -- The leaders of Congress' bipartisan privacy caucus on Monday urged Facebook Inc. to reveal more information about its possible plans to allow children under 13 to join its website, an expansion experts say would boost not only revenue but also regulatory scrutiny.

Reps. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, expressed concerns in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about how the company's recently reported plans to develop technology that would allow children under age 13 to use the social networking site would jive with its obligations under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

"We acknowledge that more and more...

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