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Minors allowed to scrub embarrassing social media photos, posts in California

3:41 AM, Sep 25, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Minors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a bill that has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

Under the law, which takes effect in January 2015, website operators would be required to erase postings when asked by the minor to do so. California would be the first state with such a requirement, although it would not apply if the content had been reposted by a third party.

The bill also includes restrictions for online marketing to minors.



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