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Daily Dashboard | Lawmakers take aim at YouTube, Instagram children's privacy Related reading: A conversation on the GDPR's one-stop shop mechanism




  • The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy sent a letter to YouTube seeking answers about its advertisement practices on its YouTube Kids platform, The Hill reports. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., the subcommittee chair, wrote he believes the video platform "does not appear to be trying to prevent such problematic marketing" with alleged deceptive practices at play.
  • MediaPost reports U.S. lawmakers are probing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on potential plans to roll out a kids' version of Instagram. In a letter to Zuckerberg, members of the U.S. Senate and House wrote, "Facebook has an obligation to ensure that any new platforms or projects targeting children put those users’ welfare first, and we are skeptical that Facebook is prepared to fulfill this obligation."

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