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Zuckerberg not sure law is needed to protect minors' privacyFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg won't commit to supporting legislation protecting privacy rights for kids 16 and under.
Would you support a child online privacy bill of rights for kids under 16 to guarantee that, that information is not reused for any other purpose without explicit permission from the parents of the kids? Senator I think as a general principle I think protecting minors, and protecting their privacy is extremely important, and we do a number of things on Facebook to do that already. Which I'm happy to get into if that's helpful. I'm talking about a law, would you support a law to ensure That kids under 16 have this Piracy Bill of Rights. I had this conversation with you in your office 7 years ago about this specific subject in Palo Alto. And I think that's really what the American people want to know right tnow. What is the protections? What are the protections that are going to be put on the box for their families, but especially for their children? Would you support a privacy bill of rights for kids where opt in is the standard, yes or no? Senator, I think that that's an important principle, and I think- I appreciate that. And I think we should- But we need a law to protect those children, that's my question to you. Do you believe we need a law to do so? Yes, or no. Senator, I'm not sure if we need a law, but I think that this is, it's certainly a thing that deserves a lot of discussion. I couldn't disagree with you more. We're leaving these children to the most rapacious, Commercial predators in the country, who will exploit these children unless we absolutely have a law on the books. Please- And I think it is absolutely- Please give a short answer. [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator, I look forward to having my team follow up to flesh out the details of it. I don't think it's a difficult- But Senator Flake, Senator Flake. [CROSSTALK] issue to get a correct answer to. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.