The proposed new rules make it clear that someone’s location counts as personal information. They also extend the parental-consent requirement to third-party ad networks and so-called plug-ins, which could include toolkits that Facebook Inc. distributes to generate the “like” button on sites across the Internet.
The Federal Trade Commission had proposed some of the changes in September, but it is expanding the proposal Wednesday after receiving feedback. The FTC is accepting comments on the new version until Sept. 10.
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