We had previously posted about a Facebook lawsuit over privacy implications related to its Beacon marketing program. On a related note — one that  Kate Andresen discussed at the Section’s April CLE — Facebook has also received some criticism regarding application of its privacy polity to young users.

The NY Times reports that Facebook has recently announced an agreement reached with state attorneys general that it will require users under 18 years old to affirm — when they sign up — that they have read safety tips. This aligns with Miguel Azar’s sentiments that privacy information directed to youth should not be buried in the fine print of often-lengthy privacy policies.

It appears that Facebook’s move will balance legally binding assent with a healthy dose of pragmatism.