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California Undermines Free Speech & Children’s Online Safety With NetChoice v. Bonta Appeal

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, California Attorney General Rob Bonta appealed a federal district court decision to temporarily halt the state’s Invasion of Children’s Privacy Act from going into effect while our case, NetChoice v. Bonta, moves through the legal system. 

The State’s appeal was filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

“NetChoice will continue to defend the First Amendment and online privacy rights of Californians, their families and their businesses,” said Chris Marchese, NetChoice Director of Litigation. “California’s Invasion of Children’s Privacy Act undermines parental rights and unconstitutionally restricts free speech, while endangering the privacy and security of young people online—failing to meet the law’s stated goals. We look forward to seeing this bad policy permanently struck down and online speech and privacy for all Americans and young people fully protected.”

You can find the Attorney General’s notice of appeal here, the U.S. District Court’s ruling here, and a web page detailing our case resources for NetChoice v. Bonta here.

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