senate Bill S9563

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the New York child data privacy and protection act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 23, 2022 referred to rules

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S9563 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 39-F Art Head, add §899-cc, Gen Bus L

S9563 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York child data privacy protection act to prevent the exploitation of children's data; requires data controllers to assess the impact of its products on children for review by the bureau of internet and technology; bans certain data collection and targeted advertising.

S9563 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9563 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9563
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 23, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the
   New York child data privacy and protection act
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York
 child data privacy and protection act".
   § 2. Legislative intent.   The legislature hereby finds  that  95%  of
 individuals under the age of 18 in the United States enjoy access to the
 Internet in their residences.
   The  legislature  further  finds  that  American teenagers spend seven
 hours and 22 minutes on average per day browsing social media, and  that
 53%  of  children  will own a smartphone by the time they're 11 years of
 age.
   The legislature recognizes that, while  broadband  access  is  a  core
 component  of  modern  life  and critical to the ability of children and
 young people to feel socially,  emotionally,  economically,  and  educa-
 tionally connected to the world around them, it is not without its risks
 and detriments.
   The  legislature  finds, for example, that teenagers who spend between
 five to seven hours a day on the Internet are twice as likely to  suffer
 from depression compared to those logged in for one hour a day.
   The  legislature  further  finds  that,  according  to  recent surveys
 conducted by a prominent social media platform, 34% of young adults feel
 uneasy when they are not online, 40.6% complain that their sleep  habits
 have  been  negatively  affected  by  social media, and 35% report being
 cyberbullied on the Internet.
   The legislature  further  finds  that,  according  to  the  2021  U.S.
 Surgeon  General  Advisory  on  Protecting  Youth Mental Health, digital
 public spaces are frequently designed to  maximize  user  engagement  as
 opposed  to  safeguarding  user  health,  leading to negative impacts of
 digital technologies and social media on the mental health and  well-be-
 ing of adolescents.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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