Tandon in the News

Online safety may expose children to greater risk from predators

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), designed to protect children from online predators, may increase this danger, according to a study released today, Nov. 30, by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly).

COPPA, enacted in 1998 and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, requires that websites obtain parental permission before collecting personal information from children less than 13 years of age.

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