Teens get digital “eraser” bill for embarrassing posts

A California proposal would allow under-18s to clear their user history of youthful indiscretions

Teenage social media users in California are in luck: A new Internet regulatory bill requires Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and other services to offer users under 18–years–old “digital erasers” that permanently scrub any posting they’ve made previously. The measure is designed to ensure that teens’ college, career, and personal prospects aren’t harmed by digital indiscretions. According to Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times, the measure requires websites to give underage users tools to permanently delete text, photo, and video postings from sites.

via Teens get digital “eraser” bill for embarrassing posts – Salon.com.


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