Senate committee passes two bills for kids safety online

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Wednesday approved The Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act, also known as COPPA 2.0, and Kids Online Safety Act — setting up both bills for a full Senate vote as soon as this summer. “I look forward to this legislation [COPPA 2.0] moving to the Senate floor, and I urge my colleagues – both Democrats and Republicans – to support this critical legislation,” Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said in a statement. The bill updates Markey’s 1998 law, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

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