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Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)

  • From: Robert Cannon
  • Date: Mon Apr 24 09:51:21 2000

One website that collects personal data had a field for Date of Birth.  If
you entered a DOB that meant that you were underaged, the webpage refused to
go further.  Thus, the webpage could collect the data where individual was
of legal age but would just automatically refuse if under age.  This doesnt
seem too hard.


------Original Message------
From: Andrew Brown <[email protected]>
To: John Hall <[email protected]>
Sent: April 22, 2000 3:26:39 AM GMT
Subject: Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)

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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