Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to examine whether app developers and stores are violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, The New York Times reports. The senators’ concerns include apps improperly tracking children and collecting their data and app stores having the proper vetting processes in place to ensure the apps they label as child-friendly comply with COPPA. “It’s clear that many companies are violating that law, and that we need to put a spotlight on it and ensure that that type of activity is stopped cold,” Markey said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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