My eCommerce Times column for October is entitled “Shore Up Your Privacy Policy Before Disaster Strikes” and I encourage you to read it. Actually it was published the same day as my blog that more than 7.5 million children under 13 are on Facebook. Since the Federal Trade Commission regulates Internet privacy in the US and particularly the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act , it’s only a matter of time before we can expect some action.

Facebook’s latest user statistics are that more than 75% of Facebook users are outside the US.  So it seems likely that the EU, Japan, Canada, and many other countries will inquire about what Facebook intends to do about children using Facebook!

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