Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act passed by California legislature
The Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act AB 1138, has been enrolled and presented to the California Governor for his signature. The bill, if approved, will mandate social media platforms and applications to obtain verifiable parental consent for children below 13 years and prohibit businesses from using any data for which consent has been obtained for other purposes from 1 July 2021.
Initially introduced in February 2019, the bill failed to pass the assembly floor. However, it was granted reconsideration in August 2020.