Bloomberg Law
Jan. 27, 2023, 7:53 PM

Kids’ Online Safeguards Set to Advance as Schumer Eyes June Vote

Maria Curi
Maria Curi

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is eyeing a June vote on legislation to protect children online, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

Parents are increasingly concerned about their kids’ experiences on the internet, including the effects of social media on their mental health and the exploitation of platforms to sell illicit drugs.

Bills to enhance existing privacy and safety protections for kids stalled in the last Congress amid a debate about how lawmakers should regulate online privacy more generally. Some House lawmakers would rather pass comprehensive legislation to set a national privacy standard.

Schumer wants to move quickly ...