Calif.'s Delete-Button Law Invigorates Teen Privacy Push

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring websites and mobile apps to permit minors to delete their photos and other potentially embarrassing postings, a popular measure that is likely to inspire additional protections for children and teenagers across the country, attorneys say.

With the enactment of S.B. 568 on Monday, California became the first state to impose an obligation on websites and apps to give registered users under the age of 18 the ability to delete content they have posted. The bill also bars...
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