If it feels like we’ve been here before, it’s because we have. On July 27, 2022, the Senate Commerce Committee passed both COPPA 2.0 and KOSA out of Committee and sent them to the full Senate. The bills did not advance any further before the session ended, and were reintroduced earlier this year. On July 27, 2023, exactly one year later, the Senate Commerce Committee again passed both bills out of Committee, with some updates and amendments. So, now what?
On October 4, FOSI hosted an in-person lunch briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the recent changes to these privacy and safety bills, the path to pass both of these bills, and what each would mean for our online lives. Child privacy and safety champion Senator Edward J. Markey delivered opening remarks, before a panel discussion featuring passionate stakeholders, including:
- Dona Fraser, BBB National Programs
- Dr. Katharina Kopp, Ph.D, CDD
- Mike Pappas, Modulate
- Andrew Zack, FOSI (moderator)
This event was free to attend, open to the public and the press.