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Privacy Tip #344 – Advocacy Groups Urge Senators to Advance Bills Protecting Children’s Data

September 15, 2022

Provider groups and privacy advocates have joined together to put pressure on Congress to pass two bipartisan bills designed to bolster children and teens’ privacy.

The Kids Online Safety Act (S. 3663) and the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act (S. 1628) were both passed out of the Senate subcommittee with bipartisan support. That’s a real feat these days.

According to a letter urging Senators Charles Schumer and Mitch McConnell to advance these bills to the Senate floor this fall, the bills have “the potential to significantly improve young people’s wellbeing by transforming the digital environment for children and teens.” The letter outlines the stark effect online activities have on children and teens, backed by scientific publications.

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