Md. lawmakers approve Calif.-style youth privacy bill

If signed by the governor, it would make Maryland the second state with an age-appropriate design code law.
A general view of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Completed in 1779, it is the country’s oldest state capitol still in legislative use. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval to a youth data privacy measure modeled on a first-in-the-nation California law that is currently hung up in the courts.

Unanimous passage of the bipartisan legislation heralded a breakthrough victory for a coalition of youth privacy advocates who have sought for the last two years to pass so-called age-appropriate design code legislation in additional states.

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