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How 13 Became the Internet’s Age of Adulthood

The inside story of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a law from the early days of e-commerce that is shaping a generation and creating a parental minefield.

“Across the board, parents and youth misinterpret the age requirements that emerged from the implementation of COPPA,” BKC researchers wrote in a 2010 publication. “Except for the most educated and technologically savvy, they are completely unaware that these restrictions have anything to do with privacy.”

Read more in The Wall Street Journal

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Apr 28, 2010

How the COPPA, as Implemented, Is Misinterpreted by the Public: A Research Perspective

Statement to the United States Senate, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Statement by danah boyd, Urs Gasser, and John Palfrey, urging consideration of the gap between the intentions of COPPA and how children and their parents perceive its…