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California lawmakers follow UK model in passing children's online privacy and safety code

By Mike Swift
  • 30 Aug 2022 22:20
  • 30 Aug 2022 22:20
California lawmakers have passed first-in-the-US legislation that would require social media platforms and others to design extra protections into their services for children’s data, a set of privacy and online safety standards that are modeled after the UK’s Children’s Code.

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act was approved by the California Senate by

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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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