December 16, 1997
Washington, D.C. -- A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) survey of children's Web sites found most sites continue to collect personally identifiable information from underage computer users despite repeated warnings. Deirdre Mulligan, CDT staff counsel, who specializes in online privacy issues stated that, "The public is deeply concerned with children's privacy and safety online. The ongoing collection of personally identifiable information from children undermines children's privacy and is likely to scare parents into keeping their children off the Internet. The Internet community stands to lose out if it fails to respect individual, and especially children's privacy."