Meta Platforms is under fire from two US Senators over allegations that it collected personal data from millions of users under the age of 13 without parental consent. Senators Ed Markey and Bill Cassidy have written a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg accusing the company of disregarding the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which prevents online companies from knowingly collecting information from children younger than 13 without consent. The lawmakers have urged Meta to take action and obtain informed parental consent to continue collecting data on children.
The allegations were made in a recent legal complaint filed by the attorneys general for 33 US states.
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