Skip to comments.New law lets teens delete digital skeletons
Posted on 09/23/2013 7:09:49 PM PDT by posterchild
Remember that dance-party photo you regretted posting online? How about the time you over-shared your feelings about your ex or made that comment about Barack Obama?
All forever etched in the annals of the Internet.
Well, maybe not - at least if you're under 18.
Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday will require Web companies, starting in 2015, to remove online activity - whether it be scandalous or simply embarrassing - should a minor request it.
The thinking, say supporters of the new "eraser" law, is that boys will be boys (and girls, well, girls) and that the indiscretions of youth shouldn't haunt them down the road.
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The wayback machine begs to differ
I don’t see how it would be workable but that doesn’t stop CA (or other) politicians. It’s just a feel good thing.
I regret nothing I said about Sir Pant Load.
Impossible. Once it is out there, it is out there. Internet providers really don’t control the internet. They’re just the sockets of the grid into which we plug.
And we might as well round Euler’s number up so e = pi.
Good luck enforcing that.
Oh come on. As soon as spam is definitively ended they’ll solve this problem.
It’s just another nanny state thing that bad behavior should have no consequences.
The Wayback people can disappear old web pages.
I’ve had it done.
Dunno about the rest of webbernet chatter, though.
Well hey my wife tlls me I have the maturity of a 16 year old at times o that’ll work right? I mean we can’t force people to get ID to vote so we’re ll good if I make a request to remove my postings, right?
They must mean - “I love Obama” type comments.
“Boys will be boys”
Not all the time. Some of them are prom queens these days. I’m pretty sure that will be recalled at each and every class reunion.
Good old Charlie Brown’s brother Jerry was busy today. I think he signed a law requiring everyone in California to be happy.
Unenforceable. What a dumb law.
That is an interesting thought. It’s somewhat like the transgender line for Homecoming Queens but with “age transposition” (or some such psych-babble) instead of gender.
Obama claims he was only 8 years old when Bill Ayers bombed the Pentagon in 1972...
Data are immortal, kiddies. Read it and weep.
First off social networks are a mistake. Wanna get fired, divorced, arrested? Just blab on Facebook.
Keep your personal business on the net to private communication and be careful doing that.
Moonbeam .... a special kind of stupid.
It’s not workable. Especially if someone downloads the offending content and decides to re-post it later. You can’t order EVERYONE to erase their hard drives.
Once it’s on the Internet, it likely IS there forever.
Hopefully this ill-conceived law won't include evidence of illegal activities.
As does the NSA, which guarantees a permanent record will be created (and probably sold and re-traded) of every blackmailable event in America, and beyond.
The NSA isn’t going to scrub their copy of the data.
So cross the border out of CA. Then what can they do? Will they pull a China and block your site in CA?
That will finish off the state.
Age discrimination. Someone ought to sue....
I’m sure that’s exactly what will happen - those businesses will flee the state or die. I just hope none of the other states get any ideas from this, or the fedgov for that matter.