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AB-1138 Social media.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1138


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher

February 21, 2019


An act relating to civil law.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1138, as introduced, Gallagher. Social media.
Existing law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, prohibits a business from selling the personal information, as defined, of a consumer without first obtaining the authorization of the consumer’s parent or guardian, if the business has actual knowledge that the consumer is less than 13 years of age.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would prohibit a social media website or application from allowing a person under 16 years of age to create an account with the website or application unless the website or application obtains the consent of the person’s parent or guardian prior to creation of the account and would require the Department of Justice to establish guidelines relating to the specific means by which a social media website or application shall obtain that consent.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would prohibit a social media website or application from allowing a person under 16 years of age to create an account with the website or application unless the website or application obtains the consent of the person’s parent or guardian prior to creation of the account and would require the Department of Justice to establish guidelines relating to the specific means by which a social media website or application shall obtain that consent.