assembly Bill A4967

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Feb 27, 2023 referred to science and technology

A4967 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 39-F Art Head, add §899-cc, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

A4967 (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.

A4967 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             February 27, 2023
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Science and Technology
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  enacting  the
   New York child data privacy and protection act

   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
   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
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.