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[MEDIA] Does social media require parental consent til aged 16?

This morning this story broke:

The European Parliament is set to vote on Tuesday on new rules that could see teenagers banned from internet services such as Facebook, social media, messaging services or anything that processes their data, without explicit consent from their parent or guardian.

The last-minute amendment to the new European data protection regulations would make it illegal for companies to handle the data of anyone aged 15 or younger, raising the legal age of digital consent to 16 from 13.

I spoke about it on Premier Radio inĀ The News Hour, around 45 minutes into the programme.