[co-author: Drew Wisniewski]
The Governor also signed another privacy bill into law on September 23. Senate Bill 568 (“S.B. 568”) will take effect on January 1, 2015. As previously reported here as well, S.B. 568 will require an operator of a Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application to permit a minor to remove, or to request and obtain removal of, content or information posted online. It requires that the operator provide notice to a minor that the minor may remove the content or information. Additionally, the bill prohibits the operator of any Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application from marketing or advertising products or services to a minor that a minor cannot legally purchase, and collecting a minor’s information.
Both bills passed the Senate and Assembly with unanimous support earlier this year.