Today Texas is the first state to take action to enforce a law to protect your child's personal information from online predator's. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA was implemented in 1998.
Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed a law suit against two popular children's web sites, thedollpalace.com and gamesradar.com for violating the act. Saying they both are requiring minors to give names, ages, and addresses to register on the site. Dollpalace.com takes a step further by asking children to fill out a 10 page profile to dress up dolls.
The profile asks questions like, 'What do you like to do for fun?' and giving answer options like 'Skinny Dipping.' It also asks drinking habits and questions about sexual issues. Information that leaves them exposed to online predators.