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Lawyers and regulators agree: Err on the side of caution when collecting underage children’s data.

Although the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act is currently the only U.S. law specifically addressing the collection of children’s personally identifiable information for marketing purposes, data privacy regulations that extend identical protections to children and adults are spreading.

The greater focus on children’s data regulation comes after the Federal Trade Commission allegedly opened an investigation into YouTube over its practice of collecting children’s data, and Amazon was hit with a plaintiffs class action alleging its Echo Dot Kid’s device illegally records children without prior parental consent.

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Victoria Hudgins

I am a reporter for Legaltech News where I cover national and international cyber regulations and legal tech innovations and developments.

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