16 CFR Part 312; Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Review; Project No. P104503
As a member of a society that advocates manipulation, both honest and dishonest, of the unknowing, for power and financial gain, I abhor the system. However, since it is firmly entrenched, there is little I can do except speak out. Thank you for the opportunity to speak for our children. We should be embarrassed by our hypocritical nature. Do we love our children or not? Do we want them to grow into responsible, sensible citizens or not? Do we really care if they are all safe? I believe the answer is no. But we can move toward a semblance that we care by updating the COPPA Rule. No one, without permission of guardian, should have a child's address, IP or physical. Any computer profile information, ie. screen or user names, should be totally off limits and punishable by law if in the possession of anyone other than a guardian or someone granted permission by them. And photographs, videos, etc. of children must be kept safe as predators will enjoy any innocent moment and turn it into a demented event that may lead to terrible things. If you feel you will err in the protection of someone's rights, please err on the side of the children's rights and the other single human beings affected. Corporations and Predators take second place. Thank you.