European WhatsApp rises minimum age to 16

April 25, 2018 - By Edwin Martin

European WhatsApp rises minimum age to 16

European WhatsApp rises minimum age to 16

Popular messaging app WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, rises the minimum age of its users from 13 to 16 years old in Europe. The representatives of the company explain it by intention to help with the privacy rules of information.

This service will ask users for the confirmation of their age during the signing the agreement for the new privacy rules.

Experts say that this decision of WhatsApp was made to comply with General Data Protection Regulation which will come into the force on the 25th of May in Europe.

This service does not say for sure how it will check the age of its users, and how it will limit the information access.

Its owner Facebook is going to provide another information policy for teenagers between 13 and 15, to meet new legislation of GDPR.

Facebook asks teenagers to name guardian or parent who will be able to give permission for sharing information on the social media platform.

However, WhatsApp messenger, which according to the Facebook official information had over 1.5 billion users in January, confirmed that they would not ask for the right to collecting personal data.

WhatsApp service was founded in the 2009 year. Since that time it went under pressure in different European countries for its encrypted system of messages and its plans to share personal data with Facebook.

Facebook currently is under fire for its sharing of personal data from their users with advertising companies and gathering this information without any warning.

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