senate Bill S3281

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 30, 2023 referred to internet and technology


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S3281 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Internet And Technology
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:

S3281 (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.

S3281 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3281 (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  S E N A T E
                             January 30, 2023
   SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Internet 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
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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