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CA Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Posts about Minors

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April 23, 2010

The California Senate has approved a measure that would prohibit social networking sites from posting certain personal information about minors in California, the Mercury News  reports. If passed, sites will be required to remove the option allowing users to publicly post their home address or phone number if users say they are under the age of 18, the report states. The Assembly will consider the bill next. Author of the bill, Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), says it will help protect against sexual predators and identity theft.
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