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SB-480 Social media platforms: internalizing costs.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/17/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 480


Introduced by Senator Stern

February 17, 2021


An act relating to social media platforms.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 480, as introduced, Stern. Social media platforms: internalizing costs.
Existing law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), grants a consumer various rights with respect to personal information, as defined, that is collected or sold by a business, as defined, and also establishes, as approved by the voters as Proposition 24 at the November 3, 2020, statewide general election, the California Privacy Protection Agency and vests it with full administrative power, authority, and jurisdiction to implement and enforce the CCPA.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require social media platforms to internalize the negative externalities that threaten democratic processes in California and the United States, and not continue to shift these costs to the platform users, government, and society at large.
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 require social media platforms to internalize the negative externalities that threaten democratic processes in California and the United States, and not continue to shift these costs to the platform users, government, and society at large.