This law also reminds us regulators cannot resist loving the Internet to death. California alone considered an astounding 215 bills containing the word “Internet” this legislative session. The sheer volume of this regulatory frenzy, combined with sloppy drafting we see in state legislation all too frequently, will undoubtedly harm the Internet industry, even if any single proposal might have been in our interests.
Prof. Eric Goldman. “California’s New ‘Online Eraser’ Law Should Be Erased.” Read his brilliant essay “The Third Wave of Internet Exceptionalism" in our free ebook collection of essays, The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet.