• You now have to be at least 16 to use WhatsApp in Europe

    1 month ago - By TechRadar

    Next month the EU is rolling out new privacy rules dubbed GDPR and that could have a big impact on some tech companies, including WhatsApp, which has announced that ahead of the rules coming into effect users in Europe now need to be 16 or older. That's up from the previous age requirement of 13, which still applies to 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 changes are already listed on WhatsApp's site , and according to Sky News , WhatsApp will ask users to accept new terms of service in the...
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  • WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 in Europe ahead of GDPR

    WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 in Europe ahead of GDPR

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Tech giants are busy updating their T&Cs ahead of the EU's incoming data protection framework, GDPR. Which is why, for instance, Facebook-owned Instagram is suddenly offering a data download tool. You can thank European lawmakers for being able to take your data off that platform.
    Facebook -owned WhatsApp is also making a pretty big change as a result of GDPR - noting in its FAQs that it's raising the minimum age for users of the messaging platform to 16 across the “ European Region “. This includes in both EU and non-EU countries , as well as the in-the-process-of-brexiting UK .
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  • WhatsApp is banning under-16s in Europe ahead of GDPR

    WhatsApp is banning under-16s in Europe ahead of GDPR

    1 month ago - By The Inquirer

    But it remains to be seen how change will be enforced
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