On November 21, 2022, Meta Platforms, Inc. announced updated practices designed to protect the privacy of young people on Facebook and Instagram, including default privacy settings for new accounts, measures to limit unwanted interactions with adult users, and a tool to limit the spread of teens’ intimate images online.
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On November 21, 2022, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth filed comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on commercial surveillance and data security.
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On October 26, 2022, House Energy and Commerce Committee and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee leaders sent letters to several toy manufacturers, including Bandai Namco, Hasbro, Mattel, MGA Entertainment, LEGO Group and the Toy Association, asking how they plan to protect children and their information from BigTech companies like TikTok and YouTube.
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On November 2, 2022, the ICO issued the UK Department for Education with a formal reprimand following an investigation into the sharing of personal data stored on the Learning Records Service, a database which provides a record of pupils’ qualifications that the DfE has overall responsibility for.
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On September 26, 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office confirmed in a statement that it issued TikTok Inc. and TikTok Information Technology UK Limited a notice of intent to potentially impose a £27 million fine for failing to protect children’s privacy.
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On September 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission announced a proposed combined fine of $3.4 million against Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group and 19 other broadcast television licensees for violations of rules limiting commercial matter in children’s television programming.
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On September 21, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its “Protecting Kids from Stealth Advertising in Digital Media” virtual event to be held on October 19, 2022.
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