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Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)

  • From: Andrew Brown
  • Date: Fri Apr 21 23:29:26 2000

>IANAL, but my reading of the law and FTC's requirements confirms your
>suspicion.  Once you ask their age, then you materially "know" it and
>become subject to this law.  Better not to ask their age or not collect
>any info, if their age is 13 or below.

ianal either.

i was actually implying that if you asked and found out they were 12,
you've just broken the law.  the only problem (as i see it) is there's
no way for you to collect the age information *without* possibly
breaking the law.

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