“Do-Not-Track Kids” bills aimed at curbing the tracking of and targeting of advertising to young Internet users were proposed Thursday, The Washington Post reports. The bipartisan legislation, which has won the support of advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, “would prohibit web giants … from collecting personal information, including location data, on children ages 15 and younger” without permission, the report states, describing teenagers as “a group that is leaving extensive digital dossiers” through the use of social media. “We must not allow the era of Big Data to become big danger for children,” said Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), a lead sponsor of the legislation. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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