On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission proposed sweeping changes to how Meta operates, accusing the company of violating a suite of child privacy protections, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC's proposed changes would ban Meta, Facebook, and the rest of the company's properties from monetizing the data of children under 18 years old. The FTC's proposal is just the first step in a process to heighten Meta's privacy and security practices. The FTC has asked Meta to respond within 30 days to its findings and proposal. After receiving Meta's response, the agency would then vote on whether to alter or adopt the proposed rules.