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RE: New Federal Law (COPPA)

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Mon Apr 24 11:59:52 2000

Not too ...
It could not find DOB for either me, my wife, or my daughter. But then, I've practiced active information control for over 25 years. Others bleed information like sieves hold water. If there were no oblivious sheep, the wolves would start hunting us "harder to find" critters. <grin>


> Hank Nussbacher
> Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 8:08 AM
> 
> At 09:48 24/04/00 -0400, Robert Cannon wrote:
> 
> Or take the persons name and zip and feed it into:
> http://anybirthday.com/search.htm
> to get the person's date of birth.
> 
> Scary, huh?!
> 
> -Hank
> 
> >
> >One website that collects personal data had a field for Date 
> of Birth.  If
> >you entered a DOB that meant that you were underaged, the 
> webpage refused to
> >go further.  Thus, the webpage could collect the data where 
> individual was
> >of legal age but would just automatically refuse if under 
> age.  This doesnt
> >seem too hard.
> >
> >-B
> >www.cybertelecom.org
> >
> >------Original Message------
> >From: Andrew Brown <twofsonet@graffiti.com>
> >To: John Hall <j.hall@f5.com>
> >Sent: April 22, 2000 3:26:39 AM GMT
> >Subject: Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)
> >
> >i was actually implying that if you asked and found out they were 12,
> >you've just broken the law.  the only problem (as i see it) 
> is there's
> >no way for you to collect the age information *without* possibly
> >breaking the law.






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