General Assembly Resolution # 462
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #461 “Protecting Personal Data” (Category: Regulation; Area of Effect: Consumer Protection) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
This august World Assembly,
Believing that data ought to be protected, but that the target resolution has serious flaws which impose significant harms on society,
firms which collect personal data now have perverse incentives to not collect any data that identifies age or proxies thereof, so to fall into the exemption provided by section 2(a), and
minors can have legitimate reasons to have personal data stored without the explicit approval of their guardians, especially in relation to evidence of child abuse and, less seriously, in personal data associated with accounts on social networks,
Further resolving that courts not being able to require the production of information in civil cases:
makes it possible for people to hide information from the court, making the court rule on an unclear or biased view of the facts, and
harms the ability of private actors to get data that could be needed for securing injunctive relief or damages from the respondent, and
Conceding that repeal is the only option, as it is impossible to amend legislation and patch these issues, hereby:
Repeals GA 461 "Protecting Personal Data".