The bill passed!!!!!!!!   

JUNE 27TH, 2018

Great news!

Common Sense has co-sponsored a bill in the state of California that will protect our kid’s data online.  The bill is called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), and we have until this Thursday to make our voices heard “For Kids.”

As a youth advocate, I am asked all the time about legislation to protect our kids. Until now there hasn’t been much. This bill is for the state of CA but we are hoping it will be the start of the ripple that spreads throughout the country. We need you to join us by calling your representative by June 28th and urge them to stand up for consumer privacy. (Check back for updates)

The CCPA will make California the first state to give consumers online control over their personal information so that they can better protect their privacy, with special protections for kids under 16.

Now more than ever, your lawmaker needs to hear from you. If you agree that people — not companies — should decide what happens to your data and your kids’ data, join our fight by contacting your lawmakerPeople, not companies, should decide what happens to our data — especially given all the sensitive information being collected about kids. This bill is the first step to making sure that we can.

So will the California Legislature protect consumer privacy and start reining in tech? We hope the answer is a resounding YES.

Info from
Common Sense Kids Action

What CCPA would do: via CommonSenseMedia.org

  • Provide all consumers in California with the following rights: the right to know what personal information is being collected about you; the right to know whether your personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom; the right to say no to the sale of your personal information; the right to access, download, and transfer your personal information; and the right to equal service and price if you exercise your privacy rights.
  • Create special protections for your kids.
  • Companies would be required to get permission before selling the data of any child under 16.
  • For kids under 13, parental consent would be required.
  • Allow consumers to sue in the event of a data breach of certain personal information.
  • Be otherwise enforced by the California Attorney General and funded by the Consumer Privacy Fund.

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