Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
2021-2022 Legislative Session
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2021-S9563 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-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.
2021-S9563 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9563 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to enacting the New York child data privacy and protection act PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To ensure safer digital spaces for underage minors in New York State and cease the predatory collection and sale of their personal data SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill declares that this act shall be known as the "New York Child Data Privacy and Protection Act." Section two declares the legislative intent. Section three amends the heading of Article 39-F of the General Business Law.
2021-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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