Big Win for Kids and Families: California Passes Landmark Privacy Legislation
Update: AB 375 was signed into law on June 28, 2018.
One week ago, we asked for your help. Now, the historic passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act means consumers in the state will begin to take control of their personal online data. Thanks to the voices of hundreds of parents, educators, and advocates across California, we were able to send a message to our lawmakers loud and clear: It’s time to stand up for the privacy rights of kids and families.
What does the new law mean for you? It will go into effect in 2020, and once it does you will be able to access the personal information companies collect about you -- and opt out of the sale of that data. Kids under 16 must opt in before their data is ever sold. All these details are still to come, and Common Sense will make sure you're in the know and ready to take action to protect your privacy when the law goes into effect. Over the next year, we'll be working with advocates, lawmakers, and industry to strengthen these protections.
We’re here to fight for an internet that allows you and your family to thrive.
Join us in thanking Governor Brown and the State Legislature for protecting your family’s privacy online and ask them to commit to giving California’s families the robust protections they deserve.