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SouthCoast Today: Sen. Ed Markey wants Internet ‘erase button’ for kids

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey wants web sites to come with an “erase button” that parents can use to scrub personal information about their children from the Internet.

The proposal is one of several updates that the Massachusetts Democrat says are needed to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which he authored as a House member.

“The Internet is has fast become a child’s 21st century playground, and we need to make sure parents can keep their kids safe,” he said.