Internet groups have complained to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that new regulations to protect children’s privacy online are financially burdensome to start-ups, Los Angeles Times reports. The regulations went into effect July 1 and not only hold sites and apps that collect data from children under 13 responsible for ensuring parental consent but also for any affiliated third-party services collecting data on their sites. The FTC estimates annual compliance costs for current web services at $6,223 and new services at $18,670. The report states 85 percent to 90 percent of the web services are run by small businesses.
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