A California bill aims to address how to allow minors to recover from embarrassing online indiscretions, The New York Times reports. San Francisco-based advocacy group Common Sense Media is one group pushing for California users under the age of 18 to have the right to delete tweets, pictures, status updates and other material. “Kids and teenagers often self-reveal before they self-reflect,” the group’s chief executive said. The so-called eraser law, reminiscent of calls for a right to be forgotten in the pending EU data regulation, has critics warning that in trying to protect children, the law could lead companies to collect more information about customers to ensure they are under 18 and are in California. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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