Age Appropriate Design Codes – Well Meaning, but Do They Make for Good Law?

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There’s bipartisan momentum in Congress to enact stronger privacy protections for kids and teens – and specifically, tools that would enable minors and their parents to limit algorithms and online content that fuel self-harm and addictive behaviors. These efforts, reflected in several federal bills (see here and here) and now in a California bill too, build on months of testimony by a social media insider and are modeled in large part on the UK’s Age Appropriate Design Code.