New California law will let minors digitally erase their online past

Earlier this year Google’s Eric Schmidt suggested that the internet should have a “delete” button for individuals that wanted to remove troubling information from the web, and thanks to a new law minors in California will get that chance. The SFGate reports that California governor Jerry Brown signed a new law today that will require internet companies to pull down online activity from their services should a minor make the request. While the law is a step forward it has more than a few loopholes. Companies won’t need to remove any data from their servers — they’ll just need to take it offline — and it only covers photos, data, or other online activity that is generated by the requesting individuals themselves. Minors won’t be able…

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