Kids Internet privacy bill set for passage

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A children's Internet privacy bill that imposes new requirements on marketers using the Internet to reach kids under 13 is slated for congressional passage after it was inserted into an appropriations measure. The privacy bill gives the Federal Trade Commission new authority and requires marketers that collect and save personal information from kids to take steps to notify parents. Also included in the bill is a ban on Internet content harmful to minors; that is expected to be challenged in court.

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