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Protecting Children's Privacy Online: The Battle Continues

During the heady days of the dot-com boom in the 1990s, the emergence of the World Wide Web ushered in a host of online marketing and data collection practices that raised fundamental privacy concerns for children. The business model of one-to-one marketing, combined with the increasing value of children as a target market for advertisers, created a perfect storm for marketers who wanted to use the Internet to reach young people.

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Warrantless Wiretapping Under the FISA Amendments Act

Since July 2008, however, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act has jeopardized the confidentiality of such communications. On December 28, 2012—just days before the FISA Amendments Act was set to expire—the Senate voted to reauthorize the law for five more years. And on February 26, the Supreme Court held that American media, human rights, and legal and labor organizations lacked standing to challenge the constitutionality of the statute.