Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998




S 2326 IS

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2326

To require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations to protect the privacy of personal information collected from and about children on the Internet, to provide greater parental control over the collection and use of that information, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 17, 1998

Mr. BRYAN (for himself and Mr. MCCAIN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations to protect the privacy of personal information collected from and about children on the Internet, to provide greater parental control over the collection and use of that information, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 3. REGULATION OF UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE ACTS AND PRACTICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM AND ABOUT CHILDREN ON THE INTERNET.

SEC. 4. SAFE HARBORS.

implement the protections described in subsection (a) of that section.

SEC. 5. ACTIONS BY STATES.

laws of that State on the basis of an alleged violation of any civil or criminal law of that State.

SEC. 6. ADMINISTRATION AND APPLICABILITY OF ACT.

SEC. 7. REVIEW.

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