Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 05, 2023||
referred to internet and technology
Senate Bill S6686
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Internet And Technology Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
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
BILL NUMBER: S6686 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN-SIGAL TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to social media open application programming PURPOSE: Relates to social media open application programming SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the general business law that adds a new Article 42: -1100 Definitions. provides definitions for "application programming interface," "authorized representative," "content," "public or semipub- lic internet-based service or application," "social media company," and "social media platform" -1101 Required open API Access with social media for third-party devel-
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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