Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has unveiled some proposed legislation in regards to age verification on MySpace.
Under the proposal, any networking site that fails to verify ages and obtain parental permission from parents to post profiles of users under 18 would face civil fines up to $5,000 per violation. Sites would have to check information about parents to make sure it is legitimate. Parents would be contacted directly when necessary.
It would probably just be cheaper for the sites to take the $5K fine then have to verify the parental information for every user under 18. And what about parents who don’t want their personal information online?
Speaking of parents there’s still no proposed legislation in Conn. for lax parenting.