WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today introduced the Click to Quit Act to require online platforms such as social networks, search engines and public websites to give users a straightforward way to delete their accounts. The Federal Trade Commission would penalize any platforms that violate this requirement.
“Quitting a social media account or a web app shouldn’t require a trip through a maze of tabs or legalese. Online platforms often make it confusing or hard for users to cut ties, and the Click to Quit Act would give users a quick, easy and sure way to delete their accounts,” said Kennedy.
Text of the Click to Quit Act is available here.