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California children's design code violates US Constitution, federal laws, Internet group says, asking US court to strike new law

By Mike Swift
  • 14 Dec 2022 23:43
  • 15 Dec 2022 00:59
Saying California’s new Age-Appropriate Design Code for children is unconstitutional, violates federal law and would harm children’s privacy, Internet industry group NetChoice has sued the state in US court, asking a federal judge to strike down the newly signed law.

California lawmakers this year passed first-in-the-US legislation that requires social media platforms and

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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