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Businesses Should Continue Preparatory Compliance Efforts Despite Injunction Against California Kid’s Online Privacy and Safety Law (CAADCA)

On September 15, 2022 California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA) into law. The CAADCA takes effect July 1, 2024, and brings vast changes to the online compliance landscape with regard to children’s privacy and safety. Some key changes include defining a child as anyone under 18 years of age, requiring data protection impact assessments for online products and services that are “likely to be accessed by children,” and mandating all default privacy settings provided to children be set to a high level of privacy unless the business can demonstrate a compelling reason that a lower setting is in the best interests of children.

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