What You Should Know About The Kids Online Safety Act

February 24, 2022

The legislative focus on online safety has continued from 2021 into the new year, with bills being written, debated, and enacted around the world.

The Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) is the latest comprehensive attempt by Congress to update and improve online safety, especially for children and young people.

The bill specifically comes after a series of high-profile hearings that the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security held in 2021. These hearings included testimony from data privacy and child safety experts; executives from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube; and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.

This bill, if passed, would have an impact around the world.

To read the full brief, please click here.

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Written by

Andrew Zack

Andrew Zack is the Policy Manager for the Family Online Safety Institute, supporting policy and research work relating to online safety issues, laws, and regulations.