U.K. government officials and representatives from various groups have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission not to weaken children’s privacy laws, MediaPost reports. Officials from England, Wales and Scotland signed a letter addressed to the FTC, as well as representatives from Unicef UK and the London School of Economics and Political Science. The concerned parties wrote they have “significant concerns” that the agency will make it easier for tech companies to gather data stemming from material directed toward children. “The dramatic increase in data collection online means that it has never been more important to ensure that children’s privacy protections are robust and enforceable,” the letter states.
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