Articles by Larry Magid

Europe’s new privacy regulations may limit teens

December 17, 2015

By Larry Magid I worry about the law's impact on children. European countries already have rules similar to the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), that requires verified parental consent before a child under 13 can provide personal information to commercial services, but a last minute provision to the European regulation raised the age of parental consent from 13 to 16.

Tips for safe online holiday shopping

November 25, 2015

This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News By Larry Magid With the holiday season upon us, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part,
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