Digital services; protection for minors. (HB952)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Digital services; protection for minors. Requires the operator of a digital service, which is defined as a website, online service, online application, or mobile application, to permit minors to remove, or to request and obtain removal of, content or information posted on a digital service. The measure prohibits an operator of a digital service directed to minors from marketing or advertising to minors specified products or services that minors are prohibited from buying. The measure also prohibits marketing or advertising certain products on the basis of personal information specific to a minor or knowingly using, disclosing, compiling, or allowing a third party to do so. Violations are prohibited practices under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The measure has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100249D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB952)
01/27/2020Continued to 2021 in Communications, Technology and Innovation
12/04/2020Left in Communications, Technology and Innovation