FPF submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the use of “Privacy-Protective Facial Age Estimation” as a potential mechanism for verifiable parental consent (VPC) under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
FPF released a new infographic, Unpacking Age Assurance: Technologies and Tradeoffs. The infographic analyzes the risks and potential harms associated with attempting to discern someone’s age online, as well as potential mitigation tools. FPF also outlines the privacy and accuracy tradeoffs of specific age assurance methods and technologies.
Read FPF’s report on the effectiveness of a key federal children’s privacy requirement known as verifiable parental consent (VPC). The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) requires operators of child-directed services to provide parents with detailed, direct notice and obtain parents’ affirmative express consent – verifiable parental consent – before collecting personal information from […]
Infographic and Report, Student Voices: LGBTQ+ Experiences in the Connected Classroom, was developed through a partnership with LGBT Tech, a national, nonpartisan group of LGBT organizations, academics, and high technology companies, builds on FPF and LGBT Tech research, including interviews with recent high school graduates who identify as LGBTQ+, to gather firsthand accounts of how […]
FPF’s Analysis of Utah bills SB 152 and HB 311 (subsequently signed into law), Proposals to Require Web Services to Verify Users’ Ages, Obtain Parental Consent to Process Teens’ Data
The Utah legislature introduced two similar, competing bills that seek to regulate online experiences for Utah users. SB 152 would require social media companies to verify the age of all Utah users and require parental consent for users under 18 to have an account. The bill would also require social media companies to provide a […]
The Future of Privacy Forum’s policy brief provides a comparison of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AADC), a first-of-its-kind privacy-by-design law in the United States, and the United Kingdom’s Age-Appropriate Design Code. While there are distinctions between the two codes, the California AADC, which is set to become enforceable on July 1, 2024, was […]
As federal and state policymakers heighten their focus on protecting children’s privacy online, read the Future of Privacy Forum’s policy brief, An Analysis of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code. The report outlines and analyzes Assembly Bill 2273, the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AADC), a first-of-its-kind privacy-by-design law that represents a significant change in both […]
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 […]
The infographic Understanding Student Monitoring depicts why schools monitor student digital activities, what types of student data are being monitored, and how that data could be used. While student monitoring is not new, it has gained significant traction recently due to the shift to remote learning and the increase in school-managed devices being issued to […]
Now more than ever, as kids spend much of their lives online to learn, explore, play, and connect, it is essential to ensure their knowledge and understanding of online safety and privacy keeps pace. On May 13th, the Future of Privacy Forum and Common Sense assembled a panel of youth privacy experts from around the […]