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Legal Tech News and Events: September 19, 2022

California enacts child online privacy law, AB 2273, and the 2022 CIO report highlights evolving IT leadership challenges.

September 19, 2022

Privacy: California Governor Signs New Bill Protecting Children Online

On September 15, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom, signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2273, or The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act which will start by January 2024. The bill that has bipartisan support is an attempt to protect the well-being, data, and privacy of children using online platforms.

Under the bill, businesses that provide online services, products, or features likely to be accessed by children need to comply with the following:

  • Businesses must complete a Data Protection Impact Assessment before their online services, products, or features are offered to the public.

  • Provide a clear signal to the child when the child is being monitored or tracked using geolocation.

  • Every online service, product, or feature should provide privacy information, terms of service, policies, and community standards of their platform with clear language that children will easily understand.

  • Profiling a child by default is not allowed

  • Prohibits collecting, selling, and storing child's information.

A group called The Children’s Data Protection Working Group will be created to provide reports of implementation to the Legislature. AB 2273 will also give power to the Attorney General to seek an injunction or civil penalty against any business that does not comply with any of its provisions. Violators will be liable for a civil penalty of not more than $2,500 per affected child for each negligent violation or not more than $7,500 per affected child for each intentional violation.

Report: The Changing Role of CIOs In This New Study

In today’s age of technology, businesses need to keep up with how fast pace everything is, and the recent pandemic exacerbates the challenges they face. The 2022 state of the CIO was participated by 985 IT leaders and 250 lines of business which provides a new perspective to the agenda of CIOs in the future. Organizations can also learn what IT leaders expect and their insight into the CIO role.

A few of the highlights are listed below:

  • 76% of CIOs say they struggle to balance business innovation and operational excellence.

  • 60% are currently focused on strategic activities like business innovation, developing strategy, or identifying opportunities for competitive differentiation.

  • 42% of CEOs answered upgrading IT and data security to reduce corporate risk is their top priority.

  • 74% of IT leaders believe that due to the pandemic, CIOs' roles become more vital and will continue to do so.

  • 74% answered that remote and hybrid work has increased the stress on IT support staff and services.

  • 90% of CIOs expect that their budget for IT initiatives will not decrease over the next 12 months.

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