California Child Privacy Law Causes A Stir


California has recently passed a bill setting new regulations on companies providing online services to children. This bill attempts to tackle the issue of companies collecting and selling the data of minors, yet some of its solutions have caused opposition. The notable arguments being made against the bill are its vague clauses leaving companies with liabilities, its unrealistic means of verifying age, its implications on the first amendment rights of individuals, and its contradiction to a pre-existing federal bill on child data privacy. This matter has been taken to court, where a U.S. district court judge will make a ruling on the topic.

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