In future minors to sign in to the social network will require permission from parents. A new rule, which will come into force in all EU countries, will concern children under the age of 13 or 16 years.
The new rule, which is part of the resolution on data protection in the European Union, will come into force next year, reports YLE.
The new limit applies to adolescents under the age of 16 years, but the EU can change the lower age limit to 13 years. In Finland, a service for the protection of children advocate that the restriction applied only to children under the age of 13, as otherwise the innovation may be too hard to restrict the right of minors to use Internet services.
Parental consent is needed, in particular, to gain access to social media and mobile apps that collect user data.
It is unknown how the Internet company will be to collect permission.