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Utah Law Gives Parents Full Access to Teens’ Social Media

“Protecting teens online is a worthy goal, but these Utah bills are both counterproductive to this end and unconstitutional,” said Nicole Saad Bembridge, litigation center associate director for the tech-industry association NetChoice. “Utah will soon require online services to collect sensitive information about teens and families, not only to verify ages, but to verify parental relationships, like government-issued IDs and birth certificates, putting their private data at risk of breach.”

“These laws also infringe on Utahns’ First Amendment rights to share and access speech online—an effort already rejected by the Supreme Court in 1997,” Bembridge added.