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California: "Right to be Forgotten" for Minors

On 23 September 2013, the US state California amended its the California Online Privacy Protection Act ("CalOPPA") to include a section titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World.”

Most significant, The revised CalOPPA introduces among others the following changes:

  • "Right to be forgotten" for minors:  An online company will be required to permit a registered user who is under 18 to remove content that he or she has posted to the company’s website or app.
  • No "adult" product advertising to minors:  Online companies will also be prohibited from advertising “adult” products to minors and from collecting, using or disclosing minors’ personal information for such advertising – or allowing others to do so.

With these revisions, CalOPPA moves from being purely a disclosure law to actually imposing substantive requirements on certain companies that do business online.

"CHAPTER  22.1. Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World" for CalOPPA (Senate Bill No. 568, Chapter 368)

Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt vom 30.09.2013 17:55

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