Bloomberg Law
April 19, 2022, 11:33 PM

Stronger Online Safeguards for Kids Advance With California Bill

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

Online platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube would face added legal obligations to protect children and teens under a bill being considered in California’s legislature.

The bill, approved Tuesday by a committee in the state’s Assembly, would direct digital services likely to be accessed by children to build in privacy and safety protections by default and explain settings in a way that children would understand. It also would limit the collection of data on children and restrict profiling of them.

The measure is modeled after a United Kingdom policy known as the age-appropriate design code that ...