France Considering Adding Age Requirement To Social Media

France is considering a new law that would require all children under the age of 16 to get parental approval to open a social media account.

The legislation was introduced Wednesday as part of wider push to adapt data privacy regulations.

“Joining Facebook will involve parental authorization for minors aged under 16,” said Nicole Belloubet, the French justice minister, according to Reuters.

People would have to tick a box to confirm that parental approval has been obtained. The box-tick would be a declaration governed by law, but it’s unclear how enforceable the new legislation would be.

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