European Data Protection Digest

Coalition Created To Protect Children Online

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—EU

December 2, 2011

Reuters reports on a coalition that includes the European Commission and 28 technology companies--including Apple, Facebook, Google, BSkyB, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Nintendo, Nokia and Orange--working together to better protect children on the Web with such initiatives as an age-based privacy ratings system. Announcing the coalition's creation on Thursday, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes said, "This new coalition should provide both children and parents with transparent and consistent protection tools to make the most of the online world."
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