‘Clean Slate for Kids Act’ would require certain websites clear data collected on kids

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WASHINGTON (WCBD) – You may soon have the power to have all data collected about you as a child deleted.

The Clean Slate for Kids Act introduced in the Senate would force websites to let you delete any information collected before you turned 13.

It would only apply to websites that target children like YouTube Kids or Facebook Kids Messenger.

The bill would require the operator of any website or online service directed to children provide notice on the website about how an individual over age 13, or the guardian of an individual over 13, can request the deletion of all personal information in the operator’s possession collected when the individual was a child.

It would also require those sites promptly delete, upon request, all personal information in the operator’s possession that was collected from or about the individual when they were a child; and must provide written confirmation of the deletion.

Several companies argue the law would cause confusion and encourage children to be reckless online.

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