By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-11-21

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), joined by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), has renewed his effort to extend the reach of his child online protection law to young teens.

Currently, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which Markey motormanned, prohibits websites from collecting personal information from anyone 12 and under without consent. The new bill, the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act, would extend that protection to teens 13-15.

It would also create the “eraser button” Markey has been pushing for years, which would require online companies to allow users to eliminate personal information from a child or teen.  » Read More