12 Jun US Lawmakers Push for Teen Online Privacy
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass) led the push for online privacy for kids and teens by introducing The Clean Slate for Kids Online Act which seeks to compel social media hubs to delete any data they collect before a user turns 13 years old.
Durbin says kids need to be protected since they use the internet every day without fully understanding the consequences of their actions. He added that
Josh Golin of Commercial-Free Childhood, meanwhile adds that the act will empower teens and their parents to take down any and all information collected from them before they were 13. He also emphasized that the data collected from children online belongs not to website operators or marketers, but to the kids themselves.