Most website and mobile application operators are aware of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), but did you know that California has enacted additional data privacy protection measures for minors?
What Is California’s Online Eraser Law?
On January 1, 2015, California’s “Online Eraser” law took effect. The law requires the operator of an internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application (“Service”) to permit a minor who is a registered user of the operator’s Service to remove, or to request and obtain removal of, content or information that was posted on the operator’s Service by the minor. Unlike COPPA, which applies to personal information from and marketing to users under the age of 13, the Online Eraser law applies to users under the age of 18 who reside in California.