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Subject: Re: [uk-netmarketing] catching little children
From: Charles Meaden
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 15:14:28 -0000

At 17:37 22/01/01 +0000, you wrote:
>A client of ours has various children based web sites, and is starting to
>think about data capture and using email to market to the little brats.
>They've heard something about a law to do with capturing data from kids
>under 13 yrs old. Does anyone know anything about this, or where I could
>find any rules related to data/child protection?

As far as I'm aware this relates to COPPA which is a piece of American
legislation which came into effect in April 2000 which provides safeguards
to protect children's privacy on the Internet by regulating the collection
of personal information from children under age 13.

Try http://www.kidsprivacy.org/whatis.html for more information


Charles Meaden - Managing Director
Digital Nation - Intelligent Internet Marketing
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