Privacy advocates intensify crusade to keep kids safe online

Two decades after the US passed its first online privacy law for children, a coalition of privacy advocates are starting to discuss how to strengthen the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

As an increasingly large share of children spend ever more time on smartphones and other Internet-connected devices, the Consumer Federation of America, the Center for Digital Democracy and other privacy and consumer groups have begun a dialogue about what some are calling “COPPA Plus.”

“There’s growing concern about children being targeted for advertising, about children’s...

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