A new bill introduced in the California State Senate would require social networking sites like Facebook to permanently remove the personally identifying information of any user who makes a request to do so. SB-501 Social networking Internet Web sites: privacy: minors.(2013-2014).
The bill defines social networking sites as:
an Internet Web-based service that allows an individual to construct a public or partly public profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom the individual shares a connection, and view and traverse his or her list of connections and those made by others in the system.
And personally identifying information is defined as:
a person’s name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number, social security number, employee identification number, mother’s maiden name, demand deposit account number, savings account number, or credit card number.
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