SB 242 - An Act to Add Part 2.7 (Commencing with Section 60) to Division 1 of the Civil Code, Relating to Privacy.

Social networking Internet Web sites: privacy: minors. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Existing law requires an operator of a commercial Internet Web site or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual consumers residing in California who use or visit its site or online service to conspicuously post its privacy policy on its Internet Web site. Existing law also prescribes various prohibitions with regard to disclosures of… More
Existing law requires an operator of a commercial Internet Web site or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual consumers residing in California who use or visit its site or online service to conspicuously post its privacy policy on its Internet Web site. Existing law also prescribes various prohibitions with regard to disclosures of personal information related to, among other things, driver’s licenses, social security numbers, and direct marketing.

This bill would prohibit a social networking Internet Web site, as defined, from displaying to the public or other registered users any information about a registered user of that Internet Web site, other than the user’s name and city of residence, without the express agreement of the user. The bill would require a social networking Internet Web site to establish a process for new users to set their privacy settings as part of the registration process that explains privacy options in plain language, and to make privacy settings available in an easy-to-use format. The bill would require a social networking Internet Web site to remove the personal identifying information, as defined, of any registered user, and would require removal of that information regarding a user under 18 years of age upon request by the user’s parent, within 96 hours upon his or her request. This bill would impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $10,000, for each willful and knowing violation of these provisions. Hide
 
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The bill was voted on by the Senate on June 2, 2011. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

DID NOT PASS on June 2, 2011.

voted YES: 19 voted NO: 17
4 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Part 2.7 (Commencing with Section 60) to Division 1 of the Civil Code, Relating to Privacy.

SB 242 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law requires an operator of a commercial Internet Web site or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual consumers residing in California who use or visit its site or online service to conspicuously post its privacy policy on its Internet Web site. Existing law also prescribes various prohibitions with regard to disclosures of personal information related to, among other things, driver’s licenses, social security numbers, and direct marketing.

This bill would prohibit a social networking Internet Web site, as defined, from displaying to the public or other registered users any information about a registered user of that Internet Web site, other than the user’s name and city of residence, without the express agreement of the user. The bill would require a social networking Internet Web site to establish a process for new users to set their privacy settings as part of the registration process that explains privacy options in plain language, and to make privacy settings available in an easy-to-use format. The bill would require a social networking Internet Web site to remove the personal identifying… More
Existing law requires an operator of a commercial Internet Web site or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual consumers residing in California who use or visit its site or online service to conspicuously post its privacy policy on its Internet Web site. Existing law also prescribes various prohibitions with regard to disclosures of personal information related to, among other things, driver’s licenses, social security numbers, and direct marketing.

This bill would prohibit a social networking Internet Web site, as defined, from displaying to the public or other registered users any information about a registered user of that Internet Web site, other than the user’s name and city of residence, without the express agreement of the user. The bill would require a social networking Internet Web site to establish a process for new users to set their privacy settings as part of the registration process that explains privacy options in plain language, and to make privacy settings available in an easy-to-use format. The bill would require a social networking Internet Web site to remove the personal identifying information, as defined, of any registered user, and would require removal of that information regarding a user under 18 years of age upon request by the user’s parent, within 96 hours upon his or her request. This bill would impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $10,000, for each willful and knowing violation of these provisions. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Part 2.7 (Commencing with Section 60) to Division 1 of the Civil Code, Relating to Privacy.
Author(s)
Ellen Corbett
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Social networking Internet Web sites: privacy: minors
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/09/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary5/10/2011
    Failed passage in Senate5/27/2011
    Passed Senate5/27/2011
    Failed passage in Senate6/02/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass as amended.5/10/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
    3 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB242 Corbett5/27/2011This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
    16 voted YES 16 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB242 Corbett Reconsider5/27/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    38 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB242 Corbett6/02/2011This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
    19 voted YES 17 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/09/2011
    2/09/2011Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    2/10/2011From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 12.
    2/17/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
    4/29/2011Set for hearing May 10.
    5/02/2011From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
    select this voteVote5/10/2011Do pass as amended.
    5/16/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 3. Noes 2. Page 950.) (May 10).
    5/17/2011Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    5/25/2011Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    5/26/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/27/2011Read third time. Refused passage. (Ayes 16. Noes 16. Page 1142.) Motion to reconsider made by Senator Corbett. Reconsideration granted. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 1142.)
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/27/2011Senate 3rd Reading SB242 Corbett
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/27/2011Senate 3rd Reading SB242 Corbett Reconsider
    6/02/2011Read third time. Refused passage. (Ayes 19. Noes 17. Page 1285.)
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage6/02/2011Senate 3rd Reading SB242 Corbett

    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Police & fire fighters unions and associations [About]
    Children's rights [About]
    Consumer groups (split) [About]
    Elderly issues & Social Security [About]
    Average given to Senators who voted:
    $0
    $0
    $0
    YES$0
    $0
    $0
    $0
    NO$0

    opposed this bill

    6 Organizations Supported and 22 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Part 2.7 (Commencing with Section 60) to Division 1 of the Civil Code, Relating to Privacy.: Senate 3rd Reading SB242 Corbett

    6 organizations supported this bill

    California Alliance for Retired Americans
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California State Sheriffs' Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Child Abuse Prevention Council
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Common Sense Media
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Consumer Watchdog
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Peace Officers Research Association of California
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.

    22 organizations opposed this bill

    BranchOut
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Cable & Telecommunications Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    eHarmony
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Emeter
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Facebook
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Google
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Identified
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Internet Alliance
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Match.com
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    NetChoice
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Oodle
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Privacy and Security Coalition
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Silicon Valley Leadership Group
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Skype
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Sprint
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    TechAmerica
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    TechNet
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 9). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 27, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Twitter
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Yahoo!
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Zecco
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Zynga
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, May 31). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved June 1, 2011, from Leg. Info.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$8,700$4,250
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$23,900$75,650
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$33,400$51,099
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$27,350$39,447
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,050$34,450
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$20,504$8,000
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$40,252$37,600
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$52,382$72,112
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$47,724$45,340
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$24,200$28,200
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$37,250$38,800
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$40,299$17,800
    Jean FullerRCA-18$14,000$58,250
    Ted GainesRCA-1$7,125$48,595
    Loni HancockDCA-9$20,805$15,700
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$16,600$23,200
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$53,527$54,140
    Bob HuffRCA-29$60,050$70,550
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$16,000$11,300
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,000$21,100
    Mark LenoDCA-3$32,199$10,625
    Ted LieuDCA-28$104,292$46,050
    Carol LiuDCA-21$32,445$31,399
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$22,450$23,875
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$27,400$42,600
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$58,550$17,100
    Curren PriceDCA-26$26,700$59,300
    Michael RubioDCA-16$31,492$55,000
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$9,305$2,000
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$13,000$15,900
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$31,900$28,359
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$16,000$53,700
    Juan VargasDCA-40$30,350$30,850
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$1,000$48,900
    Lois WolkDCA-5$24,600$15,650
    Rod WrightDCA-25$42,300$77,616
    Mark WylandRCA-38$21,400$25,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$12,600$22,800

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$8,700$4,250
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$23,900$75,650
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$33,400$51,099
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$27,350$39,447
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$27,050$34,450
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$20,504$8,000
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$40,252$37,600
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$52,382$72,112
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$47,724$45,340
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$24,200$28,200
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$37,250$38,800
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$40,299$17,800
    Jean FullerRCA-18$14,000$58,250
    Ted GainesRCA-1$7,125$48,595
    Loni HancockDCA-9$20,805$15,700
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$16,600$23,200
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$53,527$54,140
    Bob HuffRCA-29$60,050$70,550
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$16,000$11,300
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,000$21,100
    Mark LenoDCA-3$32,199$10,625
    Ted LieuDCA-28$104,292$46,050
    Carol LiuDCA-21$32,445$31,399
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$22,450$23,875
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$27,400$42,600
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$58,550$17,100
    Curren PriceDCA-26$26,700$59,300
    Michael RubioDCA-16$31,492$55,000
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$9,305$2,000
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$13,000$15,900
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$31,900$28,359
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$16,000$53,700
    Juan VargasDCA-40$30,350$30,850
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$1,000$48,900
    Lois WolkDCA-5$24,600$15,650
    Rod WrightDCA-25$42,300$77,616
    Mark WylandRCA-38$21,400$25,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$12,600$22,800

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,108,000
    Children's rights$6,100
    Consumer groups$0
    Elderly issues & Social Security$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Telecommunications$962,506
    Electronics manufacturing & services$118,400
    Online computer services$102,900
    Chambers of commerce$88,900
    Computer manufacture & services$58,500
    Pro-business organizations$31,102
    Consumer groups$0
    General business associations$0
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