A federal district court in San Jose, California, issued a temporary restraining order suspending the entry into force of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (“CAADCA”). The law is considered the most significant piece of legislation in the United States since the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). It requires businesses to implement significant privacy protection measures for minors online. The court found that the law violates, among other things, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech.
The CAADCA requires businesses to verify the ages of minors, limit the collection of their data, and apply higher standards of privacy protection for them.
Click here to read the court’s decision in Netchoice V. Rob Bonta.
Click here to read the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (“CAADCA”).