Senate Bill S6686

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to social media open application programming

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S6686 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Internet And Technology
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 42 §§1100 - 1104, Gen Bus L

2023-S6686 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to social media open application programming; requires social media platforms to implement and maintain a standards-based application programming interface that permits third-party applications to retrieve data at no cost to be used for the user's benefit and to provide certain information to users; requires social media companies to submit a report to the attorney general.

2023-S6686 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6686 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6686
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 5, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Internet and Technol-
   ogy
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  social  media
   open application programming
 
   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  arti-
 cle 42 to read as follows:
                                 ARTICLE 42
                 SOCIAL MEDIA OPEN APPLICATION PROGRAMMING
                             INTERFACE ACCESS
 SECTION 1100. DEFINITIONS.
         1101. REQUIRED OPEN API ACCESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THIRD-PARTY
         DEVELOPMENT TOOLS.
         1102. API ACCESS REPORT.
         1103. VIOLATIONS AND REMEDIES.
         1104. APPLICATION.
 § 1100. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
   1.  "APPLICATION  PROGRAMMING  INTERFACE"  OR "API" MEANS A STANDARDS-
 BASED INTERFACE THAT PERMITS THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS TO  RETRIEVE  DATA
 AND  SEND  INSTRUCTIONS  THROUGH THE USE OF NON-PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGIES
 THAT ARE COMMONLY USED AND RECOGNIZED BY BUSINESSES ON BEHALF OF A  USER
 OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE WITH NO SPECIAL EFFORT.
   2. "AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE" MEANS A PERSON WHO HAS RECEIVED WRITTEN
 AUTHORIZATION  FROM  A  USER  TO  TAKE  ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF A USER ON A
 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM.
   3. "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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11044-01-3
 S. 6686                             2
              

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Anonymous
8 months ago

This should also take into consideration streaming sites, like Audible or Netflix. The bill should take them into consideration under the umbrella of "social media" and more clearly indicate them.

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