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Old 15th Sep 2006, 06:01 PM   #28
Registered: Jan 2003
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Children's Online Privacy Protection Act [].
The act, effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U.S. jurisdiction from children under 13 years of age. It details what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children's privacy and safety online including restrictions on the marketing to those under 13. Similar laws exist in other countries.
Usually the owner of the website ends up getting in trouble, not the child.

In September 2006, the website Xanga was fined $1 million in U.S. dollars for COPPA violations.
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