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Attorney General Brown With a Bipartisan Coalition of 43 Attorneys General Pushed for FTC to Bolster Online Privacy & Safety Safeguards for the Youth of America

To address this concern, a coalition has put forth proposals that aim to shift some of the responsibility from parents to service providers. The goal is to ensure that digital services are safe and secure for children, placing the onus on those who offer these services.

Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown, along with a bipartisan coalition of 43 attorneys general, has come together to advocate for an important cause. They have written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), urging the government to take action and enhance the regulations that technology companies must adhere to under the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).


COPPA was established by Congress in 1998 to empower parents with more control over the information collected online from their children. The FTC was tasked with creating the COPPA Rule, which outlines guidelines for website operators and online services on how they should handle the personal information of children under 13 years old.


However, the COPPA Rule has not been updated since 2013. In their letter, the attorneys general express their support for updates to the COPPA Rule that align with the advancements in technology and the ever-changing marketplace. It is crucial to ensure that the protections provided by COPPA remain effective and relevant in today's digital landscape.




The coalition's letter proposed various changes to the COPPA Rule, such as broadening the definition of personal information to include biometric data like fingerprints, retina and iris patterns, DNA sequences, and data from voice, gait, and facial recognition. They also suggested limiting personalization to user-driven actions, reducing the "internal operations" exception, clarifying schools' use of children's personal information, mandating separate opt-ins for targeted advertising, and simplifying parental consent processes with separate consents for data collection and disclosure.


“We must protect our youth from internet risks that compromise their privacy,” said Attorney General Brown. “I’m calling on the FTC to prioritize updating regulations that safeguard youth from online dangers, including companies that try to collect personal information.”



Attorney General Brown has emphasized the importance of protecting our youth from the risks they face on the internet. He has called upon the FTC to prioritize updating regulations that safeguard young individuals from online dangers, particularly those posed by companies attempting to collect personal information.


To address this concern, a coalition has put forth proposals that aim to shift some of the responsibility from parents to service providers. The goal is to ensure that digital services are safe and secure for children, placing the onus on those who offer these services.

Both the FTC and attorneys general have the authority to enforce COPPA, and they have taken action against violations of the COPPA Rule.



For instance, Attorney General Brown, along with other attorneys general, filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws and COPPA. The lawsuit claims that Meta knowingly designed and deployed features on Instagram and other social media platforms that intentionally addict children and teenagers, while falsely assuring the public of their safety for young users. The case is currently ongoing.



Attorney General Brown has joined forces with attorneys general from numerous states and territories in submitting a letter to the FTC. This collective effort demonstrates the widespread concern and commitment to protecting our youth online.




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