Children’s Privacy: Momentum building in US for more kids’ privacy protection and to curtail hooking them on apps

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code bill, modeled on the UK’s AADC, and the state’s Social Media Duty Not to Addict Act passed the State House unanimously and are headed to the State Senate. On the federal level, The Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA), which would require companies to create tools for parents to monitor or curtail screen time, and two more bills, the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act and the Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act look to broaden protections covered by COPPA.  While it’s not clear what will pass, this area of concern is getting a lot of attention and is also factoring into the laws of other individual states.