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Court cites age estimation concerns in halting California’s online child safety law
Federal U.S. judge Beth Freeman has granted a request by NetChoice, to block the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA). The CAADCA would require special data safeguards for underage online users. In a ruling issued Sept 18, 2023, Freeman stated the law likely violates the First Amendment, and takes issue with the claim that facial age estimation is as minimally invasive as the state claims.
The suit, brought against the state of California by NetChoice, a national trade association …
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