Facebook wants ‘Like’ button to be exempt from child privacy laws
Facebook’s “like” sign at its Silicon Valley headquarters.
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Facebok worries that teens’ right to freedom of expression will be inhibited if child privacy laws limit Web sites’ ability to incorporate the social network’s “Like” button.
In a 20-page letter (PDF) sent to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last week, Facebook objected to proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. The social network argues that revised limitations on plugins could create “significant impediments” on “innovation and the ecosystem that shapes students’ online…
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