• Vermont Kids Code Bill Unanimously Passes Senate Economic Development Committee, Clearing Key Hurdle

    The Vermont Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee today passed Chair Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale’s Vermont Kids Code bill (S.289), a nation-leading effort to protect children and their data online.

  • Community News Service

    ‘Vermont Kids Code’ would ban big tech from collecting children’s data in harmful ways

    Documents in Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark’s lawsuit against Meta reveal that even with around 80% of Vermont teens using Instagram in 2020 — one of the highest rates in the country — the company was still working on ways to get those teens to spend more time per day on the app.

  • Vermont Public

    Capitol Recap: Can Vermont lawmakers rein in Big Tech to protect kids?

    An internet-safety bill that some lawmakers are characterizing as the “strongest” piece of youth mental health legislation in Montpelier this year faces an almost certain legal challenge from the big technology companies it seeks to regulate.

  • Pluribus News

    Sparks fly over kids’ online privacy

    A re-tooled push to pass U.K.-inspired online privacy protections for kids is testing the resolve and patience of state lawmakers, as the tech industry presses the case that the proposals are unconstitutional.

  • VT Digger

    Vermont lawmakers are taking on Big Tech

    Ram Hinsdale is the lead sponsor of S.289, Vermont’s version of a bill being spearheaded in six other state Legislatures by the national advocacy group Kids Code Coalition. The California state Legislature passed its version of the bill in 2022.