Md. AG Wants Power To Bring COPPA Suits In State Court

Law360, Washington (February 7, 2013, 6:09 PM EST) -- Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler is pushing state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow him to sue companies in state court for violations of the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, he said Thursday.

In a keynote address at the American Bar Association’s annual consumer protection conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Gansler said he was “hopeful” the state legislature would pass recently proposed legislation to expand his power to bring cases against companies that allegedly collect information from children younger than 13...
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