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SB 242 - Privacy Control Requirements for Social Networks - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (19-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Privacy Control Requirements for Social Networks

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires certain privacy controls for social networking websites.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits social networking sites from displaying to the public or other users any information about a registered user other than the user's name and city of residence without explicit agreement of the user (Sec.1).
  • Requires social networking sites to include in the user registration process the ability to set privacy settings in an "easy-to-use" format (Sec. 1).
  • Requires social networking sites to remove personal information of any registered user within 96 hours of his or her request to do so, or the request of a parent if the user is under 18 years of age (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "social networking Internet web site" as an Internet web-based service that allows an individual to construct a public profile, create a list of other users with which the individual shares a connection, and view the list of connections of other users (Sec. 1).
  • Defines "personal identifying information" as including, but not limited to, the following information (Sec. 1):
    • Name;
    • Address;
    • Telephone number;
    • Driver's license number;
    • Social security number;
    • Place of employment;
    • Credit card, demand deposit, or savings account numbers; and
    • Information about a person's current location.
  • Establishes a fine up to $10,000 if a social networking site knowingly violates any of these provisions (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

NOTE: A MAJORITY OF THE TOTAL MEMBERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE BODY IS REQUIRED TO PASS A BILL: 41 MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND 21 MEMBERS OF THE SENATE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (16-16) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Privacy Control Requirements for Social Networks

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