Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)

From: Hank Nussbacher (no email)
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 11:08:17 EDT

At 09:48 24/04/00 -0400, Robert Cannon wrote:

Or take the persons name and zip and feed it into:
to get the person's date of birth.

Scary, huh?!


>One website that collects personal data had a field for Date of Birth. If
>you entered a DOB that meant that you were underaged, the webpage refused to
>go further. Thus, the webpage could collect the data where individual was
>of legal age but would just automatically refuse if under age. This doesnt
>seem too hard.
>------Original Message------
>From: Andrew Brown <>
>To: John Hall <>
>Sent: April 22, 2000 3:26:39 AM GMT
>Subject: Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)
>i was actually implying that if you asked and found out they were 12,
>you've just broken the law. the only problem (as i see it) is there's
>no way for you to collect the age information *without* possibly
>breaking the law.
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