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FTC’s Bedoya Calls for Congress to Update Kids’ Privacy Law

Sept. 20, 2022, 7:58 PM

Federal Trade Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya called for new protections focused on children and teens online, favoring legislative action first before updating agency rules.

Lawmakers in Congress have proposed a ban on targeted advertising to minors online as part of the now-stalled American Data Privacy and Protection Act (H.R. 8152). Another pair of pending bills in the Senate would update existing children’s privacy law to cover teens and require measures to guard minors’ safety online (S. 1628, S. 3663).

“I want to see where that goes,” Bedoya, a Democrat, said in reference to federal privacy bills. ...