FTC unveils Web privacy rules

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The Federal Trade Commission late this afternoon unveiled its long-awaited rules for implementing a new law regulating what kind of information Web sites can collect from children. The Children's Online Privacy Act requires Web sites to try to obtain parental consent before collecting information from kids, but the FTC rules will be the first indication of how the law will actually work and what sort of changes, if any, Web sites will have to make.

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