U.S. Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation yesterday to help protect the personal privacy of children and teens. The legislation is called, “The Forbidding Advertisement Through Child Exploitation (FACE) Act.
According to a press release by Rep. Duncan’s office, the Act would ban social media sites from using the faces of underage users for advertisements or commercial purposes. Protecting our children in the Social Media Age is paramount and it is imperative that the digital business community work with state and federal regulators and lawmakers to better protect our children.
While it is too soon to speculate on the chances the legislation has to become law, it is important that our legislators and regulators work closely with the digital industry to better protect the personal privacy and digital safety of our children.
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