Yahoo Lays Out Plans to Protect Children 12 and Younger

YahooDays before an amended online child protection rule by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) comes into effect, Yahoo has laid out its plans to comply with the changes required. The updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which aims to strengthen privacy protection for children under 13 and give parents more control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from them, is effective July 1 after being announced by the FTC last year. Importantly, children below 12 years old won’t be able to log in to Yahoo by June 30 unless prior consent has been given by their parents. Yahoo said parents or guardians of below-12-year-old users will get an email asking for their consent to allow the child in question to continue using Yahoo products. Children who try to log in will also see a message reminding them to ask their parents for consent.

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