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Commission Urges Improvements, Will Issue Proposals

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—EU

September 15, 2011

The European Commission (EC) says that European Union nations are not doing enough to protect children in the digital world, AFP reports. Citing insufficiencies in current recommendations, an EC report said new proposals on safeguarding children will be issued later in the year. The report urges member nations to "improve awareness of hotlines and privacy risks on social networking sites," noting that one out of three children aged 9-12, and three out of four teenagers aged 13-16 have online profiles. 
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