Groups Ask Congressional Leaders to Act to Protect Kids Online

More than 60 groups, including Consumer Federation of America, wrote to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to urge that Congress enact a set of policy safeguards to protect children and teens online. The need for this action was highlighted in President Biden’s State of the Union address, which called for strengthening children’s privacy and banning targeted advertising to them online, prioritizing safety by design standards and practices for online platforms, products and services, and stopping discriminatory algorithmic decision-making that limits opportunities for young people.