Twitter is collecting browsing history but not from European users

27 April, 2018, 01:24 | Author: Sally Reid
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The company plans to keep the age limit at 13 for the rest of the world. Notably this change seems to affect all countries in WhatsApp's "European Region", not just those in the EU.

The popular app previously allowed 13-year-old users to access the service, but ahead of new data privacy rules coming into force next month, the minimum age at which people can register is being raised to 16.

However, it is not clear how the free messaging service will check the given age or it will be checked given the limited data request and held by the service.

Together with the new law come a few formalities that require companies to implement changes in Privacy Policies and User Agreements - us included.

How WhatsApp will confirm the age and enforce the new limit is unclear.

The U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule now bans online companies from collecting data about users who are under 13.

Stillwater Investment Management LLC Maintains Position in Apple INC (AAPL)
Following the sale, the insider now owns 422 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $49,745.36. At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 1,233 institutional holders increased their position in Apple Inc .

The introduction of the latest General Data Protection Regulation in European Union from May 25, 2018, will provide the regulating authorities enhanced power to charge heavy fines to the firms that do not properly manage the data.

As more organisations race to become compliant with the new laws, you can expect to be getting a lot more messages from companies either asking for your permission to collect data about you, or offering new tools to let you download that data.

WhatsApp says the update ensured it could "meet the new high standards of transparency for how we protect the privacy of our users". If all it involves is ticking a box and trusting the user, it's unlikely the service's subscriber base will drop. This means that brands collecting data may need to expand their current consent obligations to include children up to age 16.

However, Markey's bill comes with numerous same transparency and data breach disclosure provisions that the Social Media Privacy and Consumer Rights Act has, while also requiring online companies to ask for consent before collecting user data.

In that survey more than a third of you said you used WhatsApp. If that doesn't happen then those users won't see a personalised version of Facebook. Would companies be changing their privacy policies if it was not for the Cambridge Analytica data breach or GDPR rules?

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