Is a Child’s Personal Information Protected When Using Apps? Senators Want to Make Sure It Is

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Source: New York Times

Two senators are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether children are being protected on their devices from having their personal data collected through apps.

Children are potentially having their personal information jeopardized, and the senators wrote in a letter with concerns about the “improper tracking” of children’s personal information. Under current federal law, media companies and apps are required to obtain parental consent before obtaining personal information of children under the age of 13 — including age, name, email address and more.

Certain apps have been identified as mostly targeting young users, while not obtaining the proper permissions before collecting personal information.

Senators are asking the trade commission to take a closer look at how companies manage meeting these requirements.

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