4896 hours upon his or her request. This bill would impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $10,000, for each willful and knowing violation of these provisions. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Part 2.7 (commencing with Section 60) is added to Division 1 of the Civil Code, to read: PART 2.7. SOCIAL NETWORKING PRIVACY ACT 60. (a) A social networking Internet Web site shall establish a default privacy setting for registered users of the site that prohibits the display, to the public or other registered users, of any information about a registered user, other than the user's name and city of residence, without the express agreement of the user. (b) A social networking Internet Web site shall establish a process for new users to set their privacy settings as part of the registration process that explains privacy options in plain language. The Internet Web site shall not complete the process of registering a new user until privacy settings are selected by the user. The Internet Web site shall make privacy settings available to all users of the Internet Web site in a conspicuous place and an easy-to-use format that allows the user to adjust his or her privacy setting. (c) (1) A social networking Internet Web site shall remove the personal identifying information of a registered user in a timely manner upon his or her request. In the case of a registered user who identifies himself or herself as being under 18 years of age, the social networking Internet Web site shall also remove the information upon the request of a parent of the registered user. (2) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 62, for purposes of this subdivision, "personal identifying information" shall not include a person's name. (d) A request submitted by a registered user pursuant to subdivision (c) shall include sufficient information to verify the identity of the user and shall specify any known location of the information that is the subject of the request. 62. For purposes of this part: (a) "In a timely manner" means within 4896 hours of delivery of the request. (b) "Personal identifying information" means a person's name, address, telephone number, driver's license number, social security number, place of employment,employee identification number, mother's maiden name, demand deposit account number, savings account number, or credit card number. "Personal identifying information" also means information about a person's current location, including global positioning system coordinates, in different types of media, including photographs and videos,transmitted to, or over, the Internet. (c) "Plain language" means a clear explanation, written in easy to understand terms that achieves a minimum Flesch Reading Ease score of 70, as that calculation is described in paragraph (7) of subdivision (a) of Section 2689.4 of Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations, in effect on March 24, 2003, regarding the people and entities that will be able to view the information, to allow those persons or entities to view his or her information. (d) "Privacy setting" means the ability of the user to restrict information about himself or herself that is available from the Internet Web site. (e) "Registered user" means any person who has created an account for purposes of accessing a social networking Internet Web site. (f) "Social networking Internet Web site" means an Internet Web-based service that allows an individual to construct a public or partly public profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom the individual shares a connection, and view and traverse his or her list of connections and those made by others in the system. 65. A social networking Internet Web site that willfully and knowingly violates any provision of this part shall be liable for a civil penalty, not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation of this part.