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Passage of Data Delete Act Nears in CA, Landmark CA Children’s Data Privacy Law Blocked by Federal Judge & More

September 22, 2023 (1 min read)

CA Assembly Passes Data Delete Act

California’s Assembly passed a bill (SB 362) that would let consumers request the deletion of data collected on them by third-party brokers with the click of a button, much like the way the Do-Not-Call Registry works. The Delete Act now returns to the Senate—where it was passed on a 32-8 vote in May—for a concurrence vote, after being amended in the Assembly. (PLURIBUS NEWS, STATE NET)

Federal Judge Blocks CA Children’s Data Privacy Law

A U.S. District Court judge in California granted tech industry group NetChoice’s motion to temporarily block the state’s first-in-the-nation children’s data privacy law from taking effect next year. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, requiring tech companies to implement default privacy settings for minor users, likely violates the First Amendment. (PLURIBUS NEWS)

PA Senate Committee Approves Social Media Access Bill

The Pennsylvania Senate’s Communications and Technology Committee unanimously voted to advance legislation (SB 22) that would prohibit social media platforms from “intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causing or encouraging” those under the age of 16 to access content that could be harmful to their physical or mental health. The measure would also bar data-mining involving users under 18 and require parental consent for a minor to create a social media account. (PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL-STAR, STATE NET)

DHS Releases Report to Aid Streamlining of Federal Cyber Reporting Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security released a 107-page report aimed at guiding Congress and federal agencies in streamlining cyber reporting requirements. The report states there are currently 45 reporting requirements administered by 22 federal agencies, covering everything from national security to consumer protection, with seven more requirements expected and another five under consideration. (BLOOMBERG)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK

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