May 10, 2013 Laws, Online, Youth & Schools
Philip Janquart reports:
A bill intended to give parents the right to pull their children’s’ personal information off social networking sites has passed the California Senate.
After a 23-10 vote, SB501, or the Social Networking Privacy Act, now moves to the Assembly, the lower house of the California Legislature.
Read more on Courthouse News.
“It’s for the children” arguments are often problematic. Should a parent really be allowed to demand removal of a 17 year-old’s information? What if the 17 year-old is politically advocating for changes in law and gives out his/her details because s/he wants to be contacted by others with similar views?
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