12 Apr Zuckerberg: Law to Protect Children’s Privacy Online Not Necessary
In the recent joint session of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he does not believe legislation for the protection of children’s privacy on sites like Facebook will be necessary.
This was in response to Sen. Ed Markey’s question asking for Zuckerberg’s support for a law that will ensure a privacy bill of rights for kids under 16. The senator’s new legislation seeks to bridge the gap between the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and additional measures that would help protect the privacy of American adults.
However, Zuckerberg said that while it was an important principle that should be discussed further, he does not think that a new law is needed.