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PA Bill Number: HB2932

Title: Prohibiting governmental action against parents, legal custodians and legal guardians of minors in the provision of certain information and services ...

Description: Prohibiting governmental action against parents, legal custodians and legal guardians of minors in the provision of certain information and servic ...

Last Action: Referred to CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2022

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Proposed Federal Senate Legislation SB3663

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Legislation Overview

Title: Kids Online Safety Act

Subject: Science, technology, communications

Description: Sets out requirements for covered platforms (i.e., applications or services that connect to the internet and are likely to be used by minors) to protect minors from online harms. A covered platform must act in the best interest of a minor using its application or service. This includes a duty to prevent and mitigate heightened risks of harms that may arise from using the platform (e.g., sexual exploitation). Covered platforms must provide (1) a minor (or a parent) with certain safeguards, such as settings that restrict access to a minor's personal data; and (2) parents with tools to supervise the minor's use of a platform, such as control of privacy and account settings. A covered platform must also disclose specified information, including how, with respect to minors, the platform uses algorithms or targeted advertising. Further, a covered platform must (1) allow minors and parents to report certain harms, (2) refrain from facilitating advertising of products or services that are illegal to sell to minors, and (3) annually report on foreseeable risks of harm to minors posed by use of the platform. The bill provides for enforcement through the Federal Trade Commission and states. In addition, the bill establishes a program to facilitate relevant public interest research and a council to advise on the bill's implementation. It also requires guidelines for market and product research focused on minors and an evaluation of options for age verification at the device or operating system level.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

Last Action Date: July 27, 2022

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/3663/all-info

Sponsors

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12 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Marsha Blackburn (R); Edward Markey (D); Shelley Capito (R); Ben Lujan (D); Bill Cassidy (R); Tammy Baldwin (D); Joni Ernst (R); Amy Klobuchar (D); Steve Daines (R); Gary Peters (D); Marco Rubio (R)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jul 27 2022 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Senate Feb 16 2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 22 2022 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
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