Online privacy bill fails to pass California Senate

The bill would have allowed parents to restrict their children’s personal information and adults to restrict their own on social networking sites. Facebook, Twitter and others lobbied against the measure.A push by law enforcement and consumer groups to allow parents to restrict their children’s personal information on social networking sites and limit disclosure about adults has stalled in the Legislature amid aggressive lobbying by Facebook, Google, Twitter and other firms.The businesses oppose legislation that would require them to promptly remove adults’ personal information from sites upon request and allow parents to edit their kids’ web postings to exclude information such as home addresses and phone numbers.,0,5345331.story

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