|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 16, 2022||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9594
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S9594 (ACTIVE) - Details
S9594 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires social media companies to post terms of service for each social media platform owned or operated by the company in a manner reasonably designed to inform all users of the social media platform of the existence and contents of the terms of service; requires social media companies to submit to the attorney general certain terms of service reports; provides remedies for violations.
S9594 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9594 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring disclosure of certain social media terms of service PURPOSE: Requires social media companies, as defined, to post their terms of service and to submit reports to the Attorney General on their terms of service and content moderation policies and outcomes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends the general business law by adding a new article 42. Section 1100 of the new article 42 sets forth definitions. Section 1101 of the new article 42 requires a social media company to
S9594 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9594 I N S E N A T E November 16, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 requiring disclosure of certain social media terms of service THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 42 to read as follows: ARTICLE 42 SOCIAL MEDIA TERMS OF SERVICE SECTION 1100. DEFINITIONS. 1101. REQUIRED DISCLOSURE OF TERMS OF SERVICE. 1102. TERMS OF SERVICE REPORT. 1103. VIOLATIONS AND REMEDIES. 1104. APPLICATION. § 1100. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING DEFI- NITIONS APPLY: 1. "ACTIONED" MEANS A SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY, THAT DUE TO A SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE, HAS TAKEN SOME FORM OF ACTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REMOVAL, DEMONETIZATION, DEPRIOR- ITIZATION, OR BANNING, AGAINST THE RELEVANT USER OR RELEVANT ITEM OF CONTENT. 2. "CONTENT" MEANS STATEMENTS OR COMMENTS MADE BY USERS AND MEDIA THAT ARE CREATED, POSTED, SHARED, OR OTHERWISE INTERACTED WITH BY USERS ON AN INTERNET-BASED SERVICE OR APPLICATION. "CONTENT" DOES NOT INCLUDE MEDIA PUT ON A SERVICE OR APPLICATION EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLOUD STORAGE, TRANSMITTING FILES, OR FILE COLLABORATION. 3. "PUBLIC OR SEMIPUBLIC INTERNET-BASED SERVICE OR APPLICATION" EXCLUDES A SERVICE OR APPLICATION USED TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION WITH- IN A BUSINESS OR ENTERPRISE AMONG EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATES OF THE BUSI- NESS OR ENTERPRISE, PROVIDED THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR APPLICATION IS RESTRICTED TO EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATES OF THE BUSINESS OR ENTERPRISE USING THE SERVICE OR APPLICATION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16544-02-2
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