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S. 783: Clean Slate for Kids Online Act of 2019

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About the bill

How should any personal data a website collected about you prior to age 13be used once you’re an adult?


The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 already contains some internet data privacy protections for children. But some critics say the law, enacted in the early days of the medium, has failed to gain sufficient protections as the medium exploded in popularity and data collection became far more pervasive.

Enacted in the early days of the internet, the 1998 law requires parental consent before a website can collect data on someone under 13. (Supposedly — in practice, a child could just click the box saying they’re the parent and they give permission.)

What the bill does

The Clean Slate for Kids Online Act would give every American ...

Sponsor and status

Richard Durbin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Mar 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 13, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 13, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 13, 2019

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S. 783 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 783. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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