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Daily Dashboard | Researchers: 1 in 5 children’s Google Play apps violate COPPA, and other updates Related reading: A view from DC: Is protecting kids worth the tradeoffs?




  • Comparitech reports its research team found one in five of the 500 most popular children’s applications in the Google Play Store breach the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
  • U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla. and Lori Trahan, D-Mass., sent letters to Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter asking the companies to give teenagers and young children in the U.S. the same privacy protections as provided under the U.K.’s Age Appropriate Design Code, The Hill reports.
  • The U.K.’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport released a “one-stop shop” guide to child online safety, outlining key measures businesses should take to protect children.
  • Axios reports TikTok removed over 7 million accounts in the first quarter of 2021 for potentially belonging to children under 13.

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