The Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act
Introduced by Senator Markey and Senator Cassidy, the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act builds upon the federal legislation of a similar name passed in 1998 to protect kids online by:
- Prohibiting internet companies from collecting personal data from users who are 13 to 16 years old without their consent.
- Banning targeted advertising to children and teens.
- Expanding COPPA’s protections to platforms that are “reasonably likely to be” children or minors.
- Creating an “Eraser Button” for parents and kids by requiring companies to permit users to eliminate personal information from a child or teen when technologically feasible.
- Establishing a “Digital Marketing Bill of Rights for Teens” that limits the collection of personal information of teens.