16 CFR Part 312, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Project No. P104503
If the proposed changes are implemented, they will have a chilling effect on web platform development. It is unreasonable to expect web plugin providers (analytics, advertising, messaging, etc.) to be able to request parental consent when many such plugins do not even expose a user interface (and have no technical means to do so). It is clear that the proposal was written by individuals with little to no technical background, and without a deep understanding of how the infrastructure that implements the modern web works. I believe that the proposed modifications would dramatically limit the availability of information on the Internet, and would limit speech in a way that violates first amendment rights.