September 24, 2022
Can California make the digital world safe for children?
SACRAMENTO – (INT) –Social media and other platforms will be required to take steps to protect children’s mental and physical health and wellbeing while online.

Governor Newsom has signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act.

It’s the first in the nation prohibiting companies that provide online services, products or features likely to be accessed by children from using a child’s personal information against their wellbeing. Specifically, the platforms cannot collect, sell or retain a child’s geolocation. And, they are forbidden from profiling a child by default and lead nor encourage children to provide personal information.

Newsom welcomed the bi-partisan bill protecting children’s online data and privacy.
Story Date: September 15, 2022
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