Tech Policy Press: The California Age Appropriate Design Code Act May Be the Most Important Piece of Tech Legislation You’ve Never Heard Of 

July 9, 2024

Jain said that at face value, the CAADCA requires tech companies to collect no data for the purposes of age estimation—not verification—beyond what they do already; Jain calls this “age assurance,” as opposed to traditional age verification methods, which might require users to upload identification to verify their age before entering a site. On this matter, civil society organizations, such as the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and even some government officials, have coalesced in support of the CAADCA. If the law did require explicit methods of age verification, such entities would not support the necessary expansion of sensitive data collection. 

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