European Data Protection Digest

Safer Internet Day Celebrated Worldwide

PRIVACY

February 13, 2012

More than 100 events in 30 European countries and 70 countries worldwide took place for Safer Internet Day earlier this week, part of a global drive to promote Internet safety for children and young people, reports New Europe. The INSAFE event took place 7 February and comes on the heels of the European Commission's proposal for reform of the EU's data protection rules in the face of emerging technologies. A recent EU survey found that 77 percent of 13- to 16-year-old and 38 percent of nine- to 12-year-old Internet users have a profile on a social networking site, and 26 percent feel they have "complete control over their personal data," the report states.
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