WhatsApp increases age limit to 16 in Europe

25 April, 2018, 16:08 | Author: Natasha Holloway
  • Facebook is hoping to exclude 1.5 billion of its worldwide users from new European laws protecting data privacy it has emerged. A change in the site's terms of service seeks to ensure that the number of people protected will be much smaller

The messaging service now requires users to be at least 13, but from May 25 and with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it will increase for those inside the EU.

Twitter's privacy update coincides with GDPR's rules. More importantly, it will ban the usage of children's online data or profiles for marketing or advertising purposes.

Facebook also found itself in hot water after it was revealed last month that the personal data of its 87 million users wound up in the hands of consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which worked for US President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. This measure has been pulled out while considering the upgradations in the privacy policies across the European region.

If they don't get permission, teems will get a generic version of Facebook that's not customised for them. "It's optimised for both mobile and web", Kieran said. In the coming weeks, you will be able to download and see the limited data that we collect.

WhatsApp cares deeply about your privacy and security. On May 25, people who live in the European Union who log into their Twitter account will see a prompt that will explain that we've updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to reflect the EU's GDPR.

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Under the Request account info, you can then tap on a new Download report option. "Most importantly, you should have meaningful control over both", he added.

The EU Parliament approved the GDPR on April 14, 2016, after four years of debate. Organisations that fail to comply with the new regulation may face hefty fines.

Since the growth of internet all over the world, the Europeans framed themselves certain regulations called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law that has to be complied by service providers like WhatsApp, Facebook and others.

The social media platform has also continued to come under scrutiny over its decision to share users' phone numbers and other information with Facebook to help target ads more effectively- a step that was later suspended by the company after European regulators tried to block it.

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