Thursday, March 8, 2007
Connecticut is considering statutory provisions requiring MySpace and similar sites to confirm ages and to obtain parental permission for kids under 18. The AG asserts that the technology exists, but the article doesn't indicate what it is. I suppose the idea is that if you can't prove you're 18 (using technologies like those used for blocking access to adult sites), you have to provide permission from a parent, and the parent has to prove that they're 18. I doubt there's much of a way to prove the parental relationship, but a system like that would probably knock out some decent proportion of the problems.