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Editorial
September 8, 2020

Children’s Privacy Laws Must Be Strengthened and Enforced

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  • 1Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3393

In this issue of JAMA Pediatrics, Zhao and colleagues1 examine the data collection practices of mobile applications (apps) played by preschool-aged children. They conclude that “collection and sharing of children’s data is highly prevalent.” They suggest that regulators should do more to enforce existing children’s privacy laws and that updated privacy legislation is needed to adequately protect children’s rights in the modern digital environment.

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