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Montevideo, June 20th 2018 - 05:17 UTC

Tag: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union

    The app, owned by Facebook, will ask users to confirm their age when prompted to agree new terms of service in the next few weeks.

    Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead of the introduction of new EU data privacy regulations in May.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 09:39 UTC

    Facebook changes terms of privacy protection

    It is widely seen as a way of the social network avoiding having to apply the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to countries outside the EU

    Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming to Europe. The move comes as the firm faces a series of questions from lawmakers and regulators around the world over its handling of personal data.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 11:43 UTC

    Facebook asking UK users to allow facial recognition technology

    Users will have the opportunity to select an “accept and continue” option to automatically agree to Facebook’s settings

    Facebook has begun asking users in the UK to allow the platform to use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos. The technology has been used in most parts of the world for six years, but was initially removed in the EU in 2012 following protests from regulators and privacy advocates.