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It is said that the nothing can be erased from the internet once it has been posted; while this may be an inconvenience for an adult, for a minor, it can be a lifelong mistake that has real world consequences. The internet has become a daily part of our lives, whether at work, home or on the go- we are connected 24/7 by technology. As the internet becomes increasingly more important in schools and children are introduced to it at younger and younger ages, how can they be protected from the dangers in this relatively new medium? This is a question that Senator Darrell Steinberg answered with Senate Bill 568, a bill to protect minor’s privacy on the internet. One of the bill’s proponents, Eileen Espejo, Director of Children Now helped us to shed more light on this bill and why it is so important.
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Please comment below. NPR’s Talk of the Nation Science Friday “Tracking Privacy and Ownership in an Online World” featured an interview with Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) of DC.