Policy Brief: Comparing Federal Child Privacy Bills
As children’s privacy continues to be a top priority and area of interest among lawmakers, companies, and the public, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a policy brief that compares the child-centric privacy bills that have been introduced in the 117th Congress. The resource compares four proposed bills against each other (with additional comparisons to current law) on key elements including the age group they seek to protect, enforcement mechanisms, covered entities, notice requirements, verifiable consent, restrictions on the use of personal information (PI), and more.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a markup of two bills this resource highlights: The Kids Online Safety Act and the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA 2.0). The Committee advanced both bills with significant amendments. Both bills garnered bipartisan support, with the Kids Online Safety Act receiving a unanimous roll call vote and COPPA 2.0 passing through a voice vote with limited opposition. This brief was last updated in September 2022 to reflect the changes to the two bills.