Breaking News: California’s Child Online Safety Law Blocked by Judge – Unveiling the Impact on Internet Security for Children

A federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction against the California Age-Appropriate Design Code, a law aimed at protecting children online, stating that it likely violates the Constitution.

This law requires digital platforms to assess potential harm to kids and teens before releasing products, as well as implement stronger default data privacy protections for young users.

NetChoice, a tech trade group representing companies like Amazon, Meta, and Google, filed a lawsuit against the law, arguing that it infringes on their constitutional right to make editorial decisions about content hosting and removal.

The ruling deals a significant blow to state lawmakers and children’s safety advocates who supported the law as one of the strongest in the nation. Similar standards have been proposed in other states based on UK regulations.

NetChoice expressed hope that the law would be permanently overturned, ensuring the protection of online speech and privacy rights.

Recent court rulings have posed challenges for children’s safety advocates, with laws in Arkansas and Texas also being temporarily blocked.

California Attorney General’s office expressed disagreement with the ruling and plans to respond accordingly.


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