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    Posted Apr 11th, 2014 By in Uncategorized With | Comments Off on California’s Internet Eraser Law

    California’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or CalOPPA, was amended to include what is now being commonly referred to as the “Internet Eraser” law. The law, aimed to help protect the privacy of youth, will allow minor’s to erase online history including pictures and statuses shared on social media networking sites. The law will take effect starting in January 2015, but there are several things parents, minors, and company’s operating online need to know before the new year.

    The revision allows for Californians 18 and younger to wipe content and personal information posted to any website. That content can include, for example, online chats, audio, and photographs. The law will effect websites incorporated in different states that minors access from California.

    CalOPPA was signed into law in 2003. Much has obviously changed since then.

    The update means 18 year-olds and younger can remove incriminating party pictures or most other content they’ve posted in the past that could someday come back to haunt them. Or compromise job opportunities, since social media is often the first stop for job recruiters and companies looking at potential candidates.

    The revision also imposes fines and restrictions for online operators and apps specifically advertising to minors. The fines, if levied, will amount to $2,500 per violation. That means no adverts shilling guns, tobacco, or fireworks, for example.

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