EU to strengthen data protection: statement

The European Union is mulling setting an age for parental consent, perhaps as high as 18, for users of social mediaThe European Union on Tuesday reached a “strong compromise” on data protection, after four years of talks, though members failed to agree on a 13-year age limit for parental consent for social media, a statement said. “A ‘strong compromise’ on how to ensure a high level of data protection across the EU was agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators in their last round of talks,” from the European Parliament. “Unfortunately, member states could not agree to set a 13-year age limit for parental consent for children to use social media such as Facebook or Instagram.

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