In 1998, the U.S. was the first nation to enact a privacy law specifically tailored to protect children’s data. Nearly 25 years later, COPPA — the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act — is one of several children’s privacy and data protection laws around the world. LinkedIn Chief Privacy Officer Kalinda Raina, CIPP/US, first encountered the draft COPPA bill while interning at the Center for Democracy and Technology. In the years since, she has helped lead the privacy efforts at Nintendo and Apple. With three children of her own, Kalinda has an in-depth knowledge of children’s privacy issues, both as a parent and privacy pro. Her passion for the issue led her to start a YouTube channel to help educate parents and kids about privacy and safety issues and to shepherd a new book called “Children’s Privacy and Safety,” published by the IAPP. The Privacy Advisor Podcast host Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently caught up with Kalinda to discuss children’s privacy, her work and the new book.
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