Posted Dec. 18, 2012 at 6:32 a.m.

Premium Lock New FTC online privacy rules for children worry apps developers

Published: 2012-12-18 06:32:40
Updated: 2012-12-18 06:32:40

FTC calls for tougher privacy protection FTC calls for tougher privacy protection. (FTC grtaphic)

The software industry is bracing for new regulations that it says will stifle creativity and saddle small businesses with legal and technical costs to ensure their cellphone apps don't run afoul of the rules. The changes, which the FTC is expected to approve this week, would update a 14-year-old law prohibiting the collection of personal information from preteens. It raises these questions: What is the value of a child's privacy on the Internet, and who should pay for it?...

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