Congress Needs To 'Shame' Cos. On Kids' Privacy, Rep Says

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By Allison Grande (May 11, 2022, 10:28 PM EDT) — A House Democrat on Wednesday urged Congress to move quickly to update “woefully outdated” online privacy protections for kids and vowed to continue “shaming” social media companies into changing how they track and keep children engaged with their platforms. 

In a keynote speech at a virtual conference hosted by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of BBB National Programs, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., argued it was “past time” for Congress to act to strengthen children’s online privacy protections in the wake of mounting concerns over the impact a sharp increase in social media use by kids and teens is having on their…

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