Yesterday we reported how the Attorney General of New Jersey wants to regulate social networking sites.
Today we find, Illinois considering new legislation, the “Social Networking Website Access Restriction Act”, that would require social networking sites to obtain parental consent before allowing minors to create accounts.
The bill also requires that sites give parents full access to their children’s accounts, and that mandates that sites verify members’ ages.
According to reports, Friday is the deadline for the Illinois House to take action this session and there are 24 lawmakers sponsoring it.
If they fail to pass it this session, backers intend to try to refine the bill over the summer and reintroduce it, in the fall.