A pair of members of the U.S. House of Representatives plans to introduce a bill to amend the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, Axios reports. Reps. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., and Bobby Rush, D-Ill., each co-sponsored the Preventing Real Online Threats Endangering Children Today Act. The bill would require companies to obtain parental consent before it can collect the personal data of children under the age of 16. Currently, parental consent is needed to gather information on children 13 years and younger under COPPA. The proposed legislation also adds geolocation and biometric data as new categories of protected personal information.
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