A bill designed to protect children could improve the Internet |  Stanford Law School

A bill designed to protect children could improve the Internet | Stanford Law School

(Originally posted by Technical policy Press September 15, 2022)

This month, California Governor Gavin Newsom will decide whether to sign AB-2273, the California Age Appropriate Design Code (Cal-AADC), into law. If passed, it will be one of the most important pieces of internet legislation that you probably haven’t heard of, as the legislation’s proponents have campaigned quietly and its opponents have only begun to weigh in publicly only when the bill had already garnered the unanimous approval of the California Assembly.

Proponents say the bill will force changes in the design of online services that will not only promote children’s data privacy, but also children’s health and well-being while also benefiting adults.

(Keep reading the opinion essay on Technical Policy Press’ page here.)

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