Do Not Track, Social Media Snooping and Revenge Porn Bills on Gov. Brown’s Desk

SACTO CYBERDo Not Track, Social Media Snooping and Revenge Porn Bills on Gov. Brown’s Desk

Three internet bills have cleared the California Senate and Assembly and are on Governor Brown’s desk waiting for approval.  The bills are:

(1) AB 370 (Muratsuchi) – Do Not Track

AB 370 requires that website privacy policies disclose how it handles do-not-track requests in light of the dispute over whether ad companies should recognize such an election where DNT is the default option in a browser.  See prior post for more detailed information.

(2)AB 25 (Campos) – Social Media Snooping

Would extend the prohibition on employers from requiring that employees give them passwords or access to their social media accounts, commonly referred to Social Media Snooping or Shoulder Browsing to both private and public employers.

REVENGE2(3) SB 255 (Cannella) – Revenge Porn

addresses a part of the Revenge Porn problem by making it a misdemeanor to distribute a photograph taken of another person’s “Intimate body parts” with the understanding that the image would be private.  This only applies when the distributor is also the photographer; it does not address “selfie” photos that are shared by the victim (although that would be covered by copyright laws).

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