Florida Senate - 2021 SB 520 By Senator Burgess 20-00466-21 2021520__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to social media websites; creating s. 3 364.401, F.S.; defining the term “social media 4 website”; requiring social media websites to provide 5 individual and business users of the site with notice 6 within a specified timeframe that the website has 7 suspended or disabled the user’s account; providing an 8 effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 364.401, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 364.401 Notice for suspending or disabling social media 15 website accounts.— 16 (1) As used in this section, the term “social media 17 website” means an Internet website or application through which 18 a user creates, shares, and interacts with content, including 19 videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant 20 or text messages, e-mail, online services or accounts, or 21 Internet website profiles or locations. 22 (2) If an individual or business user’s social media 23 website account is disabled or suspended by the social media 24 website, the owner or operator of the website must provide 25 electronic notice to the user within 30 days after taking such 26 action. The notice must be in writing and must explain why the 27 user’s account was suspended or disabled. 28 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.