Digital Marketing & Privacy

Support the Do Not Track Kids Act

We have an important opportunity to protect kids and teens from unscrupulous online marketers.

Tracking the online movements of children and teens -- and collecting their personal data -- is big business. Companies sell information they collect to advertisers and data brokers to use for targeted advertising. Recently proposed bipartisan legislation will empower parents to protect children against the increasingly sophisticated surveillance used by online marketers.

Will you take a minute to urge your Senators and Representative to cosponsor the Do Not Track Kids Act?

Why we turned down $290,000

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Susan Linn & Josh Golin

$290,000. That’s a ton of money for a small nonprofit like CCFC—more than 90% of our 2013 budget.

So when we were selected to receive that amount as part of the settlement of a class action lawsuit, we were thrilled. CCFC was one of thirteen nonprofit organizations chosen to receive a cy pres award as part of the settlement of the Fraley v. Facebook lawsuit. Among other issues, the lawsuit addressed Facebook’s use of teenagers’ names and images in advertisements without permission from parents.

New statewide coalition calls on state board and Chicago schools for more information on inBloom program

Date of Release: 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Contact: Josh Golin, CCFC (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
Contact: Julie Woestehoff, More Than a Score and PURE (773-715-3989)

For Immediate Release

New statewide coalition calls on state board and Chicago schools for more information on inBloom program

Josh Golin's Testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Education

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Josh Golin

On June 27, CCFC's Josh Golin testified in front of the Massachusetts Joint Committee of Education about inBloom and other threats to students' privacy. For more information about how to stop inBloom in Massachusetts, please visit http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/action/massinbloom

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