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California to become first state with children's privacy bill

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California will become the first state in the nation to enact a law that protects children's privacy online. No doubt, this bill will bring a lot of positives! Children will now be safe from unwanted activities. Children's privacy is one of the most important things and now it's being implemented which Is an amazing thing.

 

Jerry Brown on Monday, prohibits Internet service providers from selling any personal information about customers' children — such as their names, addresses and phone numbers — unless they opt in to the sale of their information. US is officially the first country to take this big step globally.

 

"This is an important step forward for protecting our children's privacy," said Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, who authored the bill.

 

The law also requires ISPs to get consent from parents before sharing any data they collect with third parties such as advertisers or marketers. And it prohibits ISPs from using data collected on children under 13 years old for marketing purposes without getting parental consent first.

 

The bill, introduced by Democratic state Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys and backed by the California Children's Initiative, would apply only to businesses that connect with children through websites or apps — not companies that sell toys or candy.

 

The initiative is backed by advocacy groups including Common Sense Media, which says it has collected more than 70,000 signatures in support of the measure. That number includes petitions gathered by local parents and other supporters who have attended events across the state over the past year.

 

"We need to make sure we're doing everything possible to protect our children online," said Hertzberg, who teaches communications law at California State University-Los Angeles.

 

It also gives parents the right to obtain a copy of any report containing personal information about their child, even if such a report was created by someone else. The bill would not affect reports made by doctors or other healthcare professionals.

California's Senate Bill 1249, a bill that would give parents new rights to access information about their children in public schools, has been approved by both houses of the state legislature .

 

 The state has a very good public university system and an excellent school system.

 

California has more than 500 colleges and universities, including the California State University and the University of California. The largest public university system in the country is in California, with 219 colleges and universities. The California State University system includes 23 campuses that serve more than 574,000 students each year. There are also several community colleges in the state offering certificates, associate degrees and transfer programs.

 

The public school systems in California are also quite impressive. Elementary schools enrol about 1 million pupils each year, while secondary schools enrol about 1 million students every year as well.

 

The public school systems are supported by annual tax dollars from local property owners who pay taxes directly to their local governments rather than having to pay federal taxes first before paying their local taxes (which can be complicated).

 

The legislation would also require public school districts to develop policies that protect students' privacy rights, including the ability to see their own records and information. The state also has a high percentage of students who graduate from high school, as well as colleges and universities.

 

In addition to having a high number of students, California also has a high percentage of college graduates. Of all adults aged 25 or older living in California, 10 percent have earned at least a bachelor's degree or higher, according to Census Bureau data released in 2015.

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